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Fink enters guilty plea for Flower Mound woman’s murder

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Daniel Fink was sentenced to 50 years as part of a plea offer for the murder of his estranged wife.
Daniel Fink was sentenced to 50 years as part of a plea offer for the murder of his estranged wife.

A former Homeland Security worker charged with killing his wife last year in Flower Mound will spend 50 years behind bars for his crime.

Daniel Fink formally entered a guilty plea to the charge of murder on May 28 in the 362nd Judicial District Court before Judge Bruce McFarling. He is being held at Denton County Correctional Facility awaiting transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

His attorney, Earl Dobson, said Fink accepted responsibility for what he did, admitting that it was wrong. He did not want to put his three children through a trial, Dobson said.

On Sept. 25, 2014, Aide Fink, 50, was found with multiple gunshot wounds after police arrived at her home in the 3300 block of Heather Glen Drive in Glenwick Estates at around 12:20 a.m. Thursday when the woman’s 16-year-old son called 911. Daniel Fink was arrested and charged with her murder.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Daniel Fink, who waived his rights both verbally and in writing, admitted “he was having thoughts of harming the victim prior to the 25th. Suspect stated he approached the victim’s residence and parked his vehicle away from the house to avoid detection. Suspect stated he approached on foot and placed blue latex gloves on his hands before entering the residence. Suspect stated he discarded said gloves at his hotel in Irving.”

According to a probable cause affidavit, the son, who told police the suspect was not living at the house on Heather Glen, described hearing what appeared to be a telephone conversation  and then heard the alarm being set by his mother. Soon after, he heard his mother talking inside the house with whom he believed was the suspect, according to the affidavit. The young man told police he heard his mother scream, shots being fired and the house alarm activated.

Upon their arrival, officers found the victim face down in an office inside the home and, while administering first aid, noted multiple gunshot wounds to her torso, according to the affidavit which also revealed that the officer also noted multiple shell casings believed to belong to a .380 pistol in and around the office area.

Aide Fink was taken to a hospital where she later died.

Three children ranging in age from 7 to 16 years of age were in the residence at the time of the shooting. The children were in the custody of Child Protective Services, but the CTG is unaware of their living situation as of now.

 

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