By Kathryn Casey
Trophy spouse Celeste Beard wasn't chuffed with a sumptuous way of life and her wealthy Austin media magnate husband's devotion -- so she took his existence! The spouse: She sought after every little thing, yet her husband stood within the manner. The lesbian lover: A love-struck, middle-aged girl with a historical past of psychological disease, she could do whatever to set Celeste loose. the wonder salon receptionist: Celeste employed her to tie up the free ends ... in a moment conspiracy to devote homicide.
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Excited, Celeste asked Lue to bring her video camera and drive to the site with her. Once there, she filmed the car’s blackened skeleton and giggled. ” Lue asked. “I burned it,” Celeste answered with a wide grin. ” “You’re going to get caught, honey,” Lue said. ” “People do it all the time,” Celeste scoffed.
She cursed and shouted. “I never woke her up when she didn’t make me feel bad,” says Kristina. That fall, someone reported Celeste to Maricopa County’s Children’s Protective Services, and the girls were taken away. Despite the abysmal conditions they lived in, Kristina and Jennifer cried. “That was the last time I let myself care about her,” says Jennifer. ” Not long after, police found the charred remnants of the Taurus in the desert outside Phoenix. Excited, Celeste asked Lue to bring her video camera and drive to the site with her.
Steve had been her father for four years, and he’d given her and Jennifer much. More important than wealth, he offered love and stability. ” the deputy asked. ” “No,” Kristina said as her mother ran into the room. Moments earlier, Celeste had been dead calm. Now she shrieked, “What’s wrong with my husband? ” The deputy did a double take. Kristina was used to his reaction. At seventy-four, Steve was nearly old enough to be her mother’s grandfather. Strangers often looked twice at the couple. “We’re helicoptering him to Brackenridge Hospital,” he said.