Wife of ex-Upshur commissioner blasts DA, says husband was ‘blackmailed’

Kevin Green/Longview News-Journal
Friday, June 28, 2013 - 11:29am

The wife of indicted former Upshur County Commissioner Lloyd Crabtree stepped forward Thursday to say recent events in her husband&rsquo;s case are the result of a district judge and district attorney fueled by &ldquo;vengeance,&rdquo; and that she intends to stand beside her husband through his trial.<br />
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Among her allegations is that Byrd was &ldquo;blackmailing&rdquo; her husband to take a plea deal or face having his relationship with another woman exposed.<br />
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