FORT WORTH, Texas - A North Texas man will spend the next 30 years behind bars for murdering his wife, a long-time teacher for visually impaired students in the Crowley Independent School District.
The Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Sean Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday morning and was sentenced to prison for the death of 47-year-old Michelle Johnson.
Michelle’s body was found inside her home in Edgecliff Village, south of Fort Worth, on April 22, 2017.
Prosecutors said Sean called 911 that day and told dispatch officers that he shot his wife. He pulled over in a church parking lot to surrender. He still had blood on his hands when he was arrested.
Crowley ISD said Michelle worked with visually impaired students in schools across the district. During her 20 years with the district, she made a positive impact on many of their lives.
Sean also worked as a special education teacher at North Crowley High School and was placed on leave after his arrest.
Several of Michelle’s family members and friends were in court for the sentencing. Her mother and one of her daughters made statements on her behalf.