Court records: Bertram woman texts threat to shoot, cut up and feed husband to hogs


BERTRAM — A woman accused of shooting and killing her husband in their home allegedly texted a friend several hours earlier that she wanted to shoot her husband, chop him up and feed him to hogs, according to court documents.

Law enforcement entered into evidence a series of texts from a mobile phone believed to belong to 42-year-old Trichele Allen during a hearing July 12 in the 33rd/424th Judicial District Court in Burnet.

Brian Dean Allen
Brian Dean Allen

Her husband, 38-year-old Brian Allen, was found dead from at least one gunshot wound the night of July 1 at their residence in the 1400 block of CR 320.

A text with a time stamp of 5:29 p.m July 1 read: “Wish I had hogs now … id shoot his fat (expletive) roll him in molasses and feed him to them . . .Or i can saw him up … so if its (hole in the ground) not big enuf no worries ill dismember him.”

Later that night about 10:30 p.m., Burnet County deputies arrested Allen and charged her with murdering her husband after she admitted in a 9-1-1 call to shooting him after a struggle involving a gun, investigators reported.

Also, the texts expressed “hate” for the subject and a desire to leave and file for divorce. A final text with a time stamp of 5:29 p.m. the night of the incident stated the texter would “laugh aaaaallll the way to the bank.”

During the same hearing, investigators presented the 9-1-1 emergency recording the night of the incident.

Allen’s defense attorney, Eddie Shell, said excerpts from a 9-1-1 recording reinforce his client’s claims she shot her husband in self-defense.

The caller, believed to be Trichele Allen, told a dispatcher, “My husband came at me with a gun, and I got it out of his hands, and I shot him,” according to the court transcript of the call.

Results of an autopsy on Brian Allen are pending from the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office.