Children find mother dead in Fort Worth home. Their dad is accused of killing her.
In May 2011, Shalen Gardner pleaded guilty to terroristic threat of a family member, a Class A misdemeanor, and cruelty to animals/torture, a state jail felony.
He received two years deferred adjudication probation in both cases…
A year later, in February 2017, Shalen Gardner was ordered into SWIFT probation (Supervision with Intensive Enforcement), a stringent program aimed at probationers who have repeatedly violated the rules and are likely candidates for revocation.
Still, the bond violations continued.