Tennessee woman accused of shooting dead her husband on their porch, told cops she killed him because he cheated on her
Reknowned lighting director Thomas Roberts, 68, was found lying on his porch of his Nashville home on Sunday night with a gunshot wound to his chest
He died at the scene and his wife admitted she shot him because he was unfaithful
Christine Roberts, 72, was arrested and charged with criminal homicide and her bond was set at $100,000
Recently retired country music stagehand, Thomas Roberts, 68, [left], was shot dead by his wife, Christine Roberts 72, [right], on Sunday at their home in Nashville, TN
Nashville police homicide unit detectives Sunday night arrested Christine Ann Roberts, 72, for the murder of her husband whom she accused of infidelity at their home.
Christine was charged with criminal homicide for allegedly shooting and killing her husband Thomas Roberts, 68, at their home on Howard Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee.
The renowned Nashville stagehand who worked with country music legend Randy Travis for two decades was allegedly shot dead by his wife, who told officers she did it because he was cheating on her.
The ace lighting director was found lying on his porch with a single gunshot wound to his chest. He died at the scene.
Tributes poured in after his death, including from Travis.
‘Always willing, with a ‘can do’ and ‘happy to do it’ attitude. He was a gentle giant of a man that wore a constant smile on his face and carried a song in his heart,’ the country music legend noted.
Christine Roberts, 72, [photo], was arrested on Sunday in Nashville and charged with criminal homicide after admitting to shooting and killing her husband
East Precinct officers responded to the call at 8pm Sunday and Christine allegedly admitted that she shot her husband because he had been unfaithful.
No further details were released about the shooting or the alleged affair.
Police confirmed that a pistol was recovered from the scene on July 11.
Her bond has been set at $100,000.
Thomas Roberts, [photo], 68, was found lying on the porch of his Nashville home on Sunday night, with a gunshot wound to his chest. His wife admitted she knowingly pulled the trigger
Activities shared on the couple’s social media showed their seemingly happy life together. Thomas often posted about enjoying concerts and cooking for his family.
The couple posted a photo on Christmas Eve where they both seemed happy on a rooftop in Nashville. More photos shared on their Facebook accounts in recent months, painted the portrait of a couple who seemingly enjoy each other’s company.
Responding officers found Thomas on the porch of the Nashville property with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene
Nashville woman, 72, shoots dead her 68-year-old husband, after accusing him of infidelity
Following the fatal shooting, officers responded to the call at the Nashville home around 8pm Sunday. The alleged shooter Christine Roberts, 72, told officers said that she shot her husband, 68, because he had cheated on her
The couple’s social media profile painted the portrait of a happy, socially active family, including this photograph of Thomas and Christine that was posted on Facebook on Christmas Eve
Thomas had also posted on his social media account photos from his work as a lighting director and stagehand for various musicians.
He worked for Vince Gill at one point, and Thomas posted pictures of Olivia Newton-John in concert at numerous locations during one of her tours.
Thomas had also posted a photo with Travis saying the two worked together for 20 years until the star had a stroke in 2013.
Travis in an emotional statement on social media following the death of his friend wrote, ‘The stage has gone dim with the passing of Thom Roberts. For many years, the Randy Travis band and crew had the opportunity to share the winding roads and the beautiful venues with one of the very best stage lighting technicians in the business.
‘Thom not only had a magical sense about lighting a stage but he had a quiet, charismatic presence that ignited your soul.
‘Always willing, with a ‘can do’ and ‘happy to do it’ attitude. He was a gentle giant of a man that wore a constant smile on his face and carried a song in his heart.
Roberts seen [photo], with his wife, was a talented lighting director who worked for the stars, has been described by those who knew him as ‘a gentle giant of a man that wore a constant smile on his face and carried a song in his heart’
On Monday, a picture and candle were placed outside the couple’s Nashville home.
Neighbors said Thomas had a gift for stage lighting and traveled to work on sets across the country.
He recently retired and had plans to take a trip to Italy with his grandson, WKRN reports.