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Police: Wife of jogger killed by former Texas A&M receiver commits suicide

Sporting News logo Sporting News 10/27/2015 us-editorial@performgroup.com (Ron Clements)

Oct 19, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies logo on the Kyle Field stadium before the game between theTexas A&M Aggies and the Auburn Tigers. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports © Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Oct 19, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies logo on the Kyle Field stadium before the game between theTexas A&M Aggies and the Auburn Tigers. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports The killing of a Texas jogger took another tragic turn over the weekend. 

The wife of the jogger hacked to death at random earlier this month committed suicide Sunday, authorities said Monday. The suspect in the killing is former Texas A&M receiver Thomas Johnson, who was arrested Oct. 13 after police said he admitted to the crime.

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Patti Stevens, 54, a physical therapist, was found dead of suspected suicide at her home in the 200 block of Brazos Lane in Sunnyvale, Raul Reyna, a spokesman for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, told the Dallas Morning News

Stevens and her husband, Dave, were married for 25 years after moving to the Dallas area in 1989. They had lived in their Sunnyvale home since 2009. 

Police say Johnson randomly targeted Dave Stevens because he was upset about getting evicted from his home.

The 21-year-old with a history of arrests, including evading arrest, burglary and unauthorized use of a vehicle, was charged with murder. Witnesses told police that Johnson, who had not played football at A&M since 2012, repeatedly hacked Stevens in the back of the neck with a machete. 

Patti Stevens said earlier this month that her husband was the "love of her life" and that she was "lost without him."

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