A death row murderer grinned at cameras in a chilling TV interview just hours after slaughtering his wife.
Robert Fratta, now 61, acted the grieving husband in an interview on February 10, 1994 – the day after his wife was found dead at home having been shot in the head.
The killer husband, a policeman turned bodybuilder, had actually employed two hitmen, Joseph Prystash and Howard Paul Guildry, to murder his wife Farah.
Just 24 hours after she was found dead at their Texas home, Fratta approached media and told cameras "I hope they find the guy soon" – while wiping his face to check his appearance and grinning at reporters.
Fratta, who has been on death row for 23 years, had taken the couple’s three children to church on the night of the killing – giving himself a solid alibi, reports news.com.au.
But while he was nowhere near the family home when his wife was killed, he was in constant communication with the hitmen via phone calls – leading police to arrest, question and charge him for the sickening murder.
Fratta, who still denies the killing, revealed on a documentary ‘On Death Row’ that he was never attracted to his wife – but said she ‘treated him wonderfully’.
Speaking on the show, Fratta said: "In the beginning, I wasn’t very attracted to her, physically, but she treated me wonderfully.
"She was already engaged, but she kept pursuing me knowing I was dating other women.
"She wanted to cook for me, clean for me, do my clothes for me. I was like, this woman’s wonderful. I grew to love her and fall in love with her for the personality that she was and based on the way she was treating me."
Asked if he thought she was “beautiful”, Fratta paused and said he always hoped to marry someone who was taller than Farah and that she "didn’t meet the physical attributes of what I was looking for in a wife."
Prosecutor Roe Wilson said Fratta approached “seven people to ask them to kill his wife”.
Mike Edens, a bodybuilding friend of Fratta, was among the men he asked to kill his wife.
Ednes said he could’ve been the one on death row had he not been smarter than that, adding: "True, true. I don’t think I would ever do that."
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