Wardlow was convicted of the robbery and murder of 82-year-old Carl Cole of Cason, Texas. Wardlow and codefendant Tonya Fulfer entered Cole's home with the intent of robbing him. Wardlow shot Cole once in the head, wrapped the body in a bedspread and placed it in a bedroom closet. The two then stole Cole's truck, drove it to Nebraska where they sold it. They were arrested the next day in South Dakota in a car they had traded for the truck.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice