Veteran U.S. Border Patrol Agent Fatally Shot By Wife In Texas Hotel Room

Holly Matkin

Sherry Marburger allegedly told police that she shot her husband in the chest three times.

San Antonio, TX – A longtime U.S. Border Patrol agent was fatally shot by his wife inside a hotel room early Tuesday morning, according to police.

San Antonio police received a report of a shooting in progress at a La Quinta hotel on North Loop 1604 at approximately 8:22 a.m., the San Antonio Express-News reported.

The arrived to find 47-year-old U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jon Travis Marburger suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The officers administered emergency aid before Agent Marburger was rushed to University Hospital in critical condition.

He was pronounced dead a short while later, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

Agent Marburger’s 47-year-old wife, Sherry Marburger, has been arrested and charged with murder.

According to jail intake documents, Sherry allegedly “knowingly and intentionally murdered her husband,” KSAT reported.

She called 911 and said that she shot her husband in the chest three times, according to a 911 recording obtained by KENS.

Sherry said that she shot Agent Marburger because he was allegedly “cheating” on her, WOAI reported.

She also told the dispatcher that the gun was on the bed, and that her husband was still breathing.

Additional details regarding the events that led up to the fatal shooting have not been released, and the incident remains under investigation, KENS reported.

Sherry’s bond was set at $150,000.

Her pre-hearing has been scheduled for May 13, according to Bexar County court records.

Agent Marburger served the U.S. Border Patrol for 21 years, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

He was assigned to the Del Rio station in South Central Texas at the time of his murder, the Washington Examiner reported.

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Scattered
Scattered

WHAT??? WTF IS THAT??? SO SHE CALLS, CONFESSES BEFORE AND AFTER AND EVEN SAYS WHY. CHEATING. 150,000 BOND? SO HE ASKED TO BE MURDERED BECAUSE HE WAS CHEATING? THIS OFFICERS LIFE WASNT WORTH MUCH WAS IT. WE HAVE NO FUCKING JUSTICE SYSTEM ANYMORE. R.I.P. OFFICER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

JBoH
JBoH

$150K bond for Murder? Seems a tad low doesn't it?

TEllis
TEllis

What a joke, 150,000? Really? Hell we had a deputy beat the shit out of his wife and his bail was 500.000.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

We need TERM LIMITS on EVERY elected office in America, including Judges and the Supreme Court!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Hope she spends a very, very long time in jail.

Sargejh
Sargejh

Hell hath no fury… 😕

Schick56
Schick56

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

$150,000?? Really?? The bitch just murdered her husband!!

CaptCap
CaptCap

$150k bond for murder is egregious in every way!!

IAMSatisfied
IAMSatisfied

My dad once asked an older couple who had been married 50+ or so years what they attributed their success to? The wife replied that when they got married, she told her new husband that if she ever caught him cheating on her, she'd slit his throat while he slept.

Teldorion
Teldorion

I love how people pop off with opinions about punishments for alleged offenders based solely on a news article. Let me assure you all, as someone who knows, that there is much wrong in the article, and much not included in the story. Thankfully there is a process for getting to the bottom of the issue. Please dont vilify someone based on a news article

Whutsup
Whutsup

If he had caught her with another man and shot them would it have been acceptable but because it was reversed is she in the wrong???


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