A North Texas man was indicted this week on charges he murdered his former girlfriend 18 years ago.
Christopher Ax, 38 and a former soldier, is accused of murdering 20-year-old Sarah Dougherty, who disappeared on March 28, 1997 when she never returned home from a movie store where she worked.
She was later found strangled.
Ax, a Gainesville resident, was indicted Wednesday in Cooke County and is being held on $1 million bond.
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The arrest came after the Texas Rangers took a fresh look at the case.
According to the arrest warrant, Ax talked hypothetically about committing the crime.
“If I am responsible for her death, hell ya I mean I’ll never forgive myself,” Ax was quoted as saying. “If I did the crime I’m gonna do the time.”
WARNING: The court document below contains graphic and vulgar language that some may find offensive.
Gainesville Murder Mystery (Text)