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Husband of Mineral Wells Woman Found Dead in Her Freezer Arrested for Giving Her Meth

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At first, Mineral Wells police were stumped by Shannon Herrin Huddleston's death. How could a grown woman, her home and person bearing no sign that she'd been attack, wind up locked in her own freezer?

Things became clearer when the autopsy report came back in October and speculated that Huddleston "likely crawled into the freezer while under the effects of methamphetamine." The toxic effects of the drug, compounded by hypothermia, killed her.

See also: A Mineral Wells Woman Died from Doing Meth, Crawling into Her Freezer

With murder ruled out, investigators in Palo Pinto County turned their attention to finding the source of the meth.

They didn't have to look far. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that on Saturday deputies arrested Huddleston's husband, Cecil, on a charge of delivering a controlled substance causing serious bodily injury or death.

Palo Pinto County District Attorney Michael Burns tells the paper that Cecil Huddleston, 49, bought the meth and helped his wife take it.

"We have evidence that he loaded the syringe and handed it to her and she injected it."

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