An Amarillo woman has been indicted on a capital murder charge in the April 8 beating and shooting death of her husband’s ex-wife.

A Randall County grand jury indicted Katie Yvonne Spielbauer on the charge Wednesday, and she remains in Randall County Jail on a $400,000 bond.

Katie Yvonne Spielbauer, 28, was arrested at her home April 11 and charged in the slaying of Robin Diane Spielbauer, 32. The victim, whose body was found lying next to an SUV on the west side of Helium Road just south of West County Road 34 on April 8, suffered blunt-force trauma and a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Katie Spielbauer was married to Robin Spielbauer’s ex-husband, Jeremy David Spielbauer, at the time of the killing.

Deputies recovered a damaged pink handgun from the home of a woman charged in the April beating and shooting death of her husband's ex-wife, whose body was found in a ditch...

Katie Spielbauer, who was arrested on a murder charge two days after the April 8 slaying, believed her husband and the victim were having an affair, according to a warrant.

A search of the dead woman's cellphone showed text messages indicating she was to meet her ex-husband, Jeremy Spielbauer, the night before her body was found near her SUV just west of Amarillo, according to a criminal complaint. His mother, Ava Marie Spielbauer, said Jeremy Spielbauer told her he didn't meet his ex-wife and his current wife didn't come home that night.

The deputies found the .22-caliber pink handgun on top of a gun cabinet in the defendant's master bedroom while executing a search warrant, according to court documents. Damage to the weapon led deputies to search the crime scene further, where they found metal pieces that matched the damaged areas, a criminal complaint said.

Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty. Katie Spielbauer faces life in prison without parole if convicted of capital murder.
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