Florida Woman Shoots Husband, Buries Him In Hog Pen

Brevard County Sheriff's Office deputies have roped off an entire home on Ann Avenue in Melbourne with crime scene tape which reaches all the way back to neighboring St. Timothy Lutheran Church on Croton Road while Crime Scene Unit investigators excavate a hog pen in a slightly wooded back yard in search for a man's body

MELBOURNE, Florida – A Florida woman was arrested for allegedly shooting her husband and then burying him in a hog pen in Melbourne, Florida.

Brevard County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Unit at on Ann Avenue in Melbourne where investigators excavate a hog pen in a slightly wooded backyard in search for a man's body.
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit at on Ann Avenue in Melbourne where investigators excavate a hog pen in a slightly wooded backyard in search for a man’s body. Credit: Brevard Times / File.

Jennifer Lynn Hearn pretended on Facebook that her husband, Carl “Cliff” Hearn, had left her when he was really buried just outside the couple’s home on Ann Avenue in Melbourne, Florida.

Jennifer Lynn Hearn

“Wow. I am so glad one person walked out of my life so others could walk in,” the Florida woman wrote on Facebook.

Jennifer Lynn Hearn

Hearn was initially charged with second-degree murder with a firearm but ultimately plead guilty to manslaughter, tampering with evidence, and failure to report a dead body.

Hearn served 248 days in jail for the crime.