Nancy Mancuso Gelber was arrested Friday and charged with attempting to hire a hit man to kill her estranged husband. As bad luck would have it, the 53-year-old Bryan woman hired an undercover Brazos County Sheriff’s deputy. Gelber met the undercover in downtown Bryan Wednesday night near the LaSalle Hotel. Brazos County is in Texas.
Apparently, Gelber did her homework and verified that her hit man was not a cop by asking him if he was a cop. The sheriff decided not to let her in on his little secret. Gelber allegedly offered her wedding ring as a down payment on the job, with a $60,000 payoff coming after the death of 54-year-old Joseph Richard Gelber. She told the cop that the couple was having financial problems and that Gelber had women (affairs) on the side.
Her Facebook page spoke volumes on the problems she was having with her husband. Why do people post that type of stuff, especially if you are planning to whack the subject of your rants? One posting said, “”I’m a good cook, I take care of my man, and I have a thing for pudgy men! I DON’T CHEAT OR DO CHEATERS!!! I am straight forward, to the point, polite, and Texan-bred friendly!” She goes on to add:
I’m going thru a divorce from a man I thought was my Santa Claus, (looked like him, too), smelt like Elmer Fudd, and who now thinks he is Tiger Woods! I have Essential Tremors (an inherited shaking disease) that I am/was due to have brain surgery, but now I am going to court to force my soon-to-be ex-husband to put me back on his insurance. He dropped me from it 2 months before I was due to have the Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, because he needed the extra money to spend on all his other women.
Gelber also wrote that she is “one of the nicest people I’ve ever met & looking for a real man!” She also uses her Facebook to tout Temporary Amnesia, her “police/crime/suspense novel.
She told the undercover cop that she wanted to know as little about the killing as possible and wanted her husband’s death to look like an accident. She also said she didn’t want him to suffer – maybe that’s why she thinks she is a nice person. She was at least considerate enough to not want her husband to suffer. She is also alleged to have told the cop that she would keep quiet if questioned by police. She said she realized spouses are often the first ones grilled when their husbands or wives meet violent ends.
According to Brazos County records, Nancy Mancuso Gelber has made her $75,000 bond. She is charged with first-degree felony solicitation to commit capital murder. If convicted, she could face up to life in prison. That should give her plenty of free time to write crime novels and she will have some experience under her belt.
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