Wife of Niblo Murder Suspect Files for Restraining Order, Divorce

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The wife of a suspect in the murder of Abilene realtor Tom Niblo has filed for a temporary restraining order and a divorce. 

Online records show Ann Ellousie Sweetser, married to Luke Sweetser, 45, filed the paperwork at the Taylor County courthouse last week. 

Luke Sweetser remains the only publicly-named suspect in Niblo's murder, though the Abilene Police Department did tell KTAB and KRBC they are still investigating other unnamed suspects. 

Last week, investigators, Abilene's Chief of Police, and other officials close to the Niblo case asked KTAB to pull a special report on the investigation due to "significant gains" in the case

These officials also told KTAB  "they are hopeful for breaking news soon".

Niblo, 54, was shot and killed while in bed at his home on the 3700 block of Woodridge Drive on December 12, 2016.

The Sweetsers' names quickly surfaced during the investigation after detectives learned Niblo was in an ongoing dispute with Luke and Ellousie regarding his late father's will.

The Sweetsers were upset because Tom and his mother were made executors of the father's will, but Ellouise was excluded, according court documents.

The documents say the Sweetsers were "very upset" about this will and, "had made failed requests and attempts at changing the status of the executorship which led to verbal disputes between themselves and the deceased."

Luke Sweetser also has no alibi for the morning of Niblo's murder, according to multiple court documents. 

Several search warrants were filed so investigators could gain access to the Sweetsers home, personal electronics, financial information, and more. 

Take a look at BigCountryHomepage's Niblo Document Database for a first-hand look at these search warrants and other important documents filed during the murder investigation. 

 


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