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Lowndes Elderly woman Shackled in 40 year old Texas Murder

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The elderly Lowndes County woman, charged with killing her husband with hot grease 41 years ago, made her first court appearance in Texas Friday.

Wearing an orange jail jumpsuit and shackles, and wheeling her oxygen tank, Mary Ann Rivera appeared before a judge in Houston.

He set a November 15th court date for her.

Police say she doused her husband with hot cooking grease back in 1970, then left without getting medical attention for him.

He died several days later from his burns.

Rivera was arrested at her home in Lake Park, Ga. October 11, 2011 and extradited to Texas Wednesday night.

Texas prosecutors say they will have face some obstacles in bringing her to trial four decades after her husband's death.

Her attorneys say they are still reviewing her case.

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