The mother-of-two’s body was found in Hardy’s home three weeks after she went missing in December last year. She had been wrapped in plastic after suffering stab wounds to her chest.

By EMILY CRANE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2017

  • Shaun Hardy, 32, has been in custody since he admitted in January to killing his ex-wife Anne-Christine Johnson
  • He was released from Galveston Prison in Texas on Monday on a $1million bond
  • The judge has ordered Hardy to wear an ankle monitor as part of his release
  • Johnson’s mother said she was ‘scared to death’ following his release and was even considering buying a gun
  • The victim’s body was found in Hardy’s home three weeks after she went missing
  • She had been wrapped in plastic after suffering stab wounds to her chest  
Shaun Hardy police mugshot

Shaun Hardy, 32, had been in custody since he allegedly admitted to police in January that he stabbed and suffocated 30-year-old Anne-Christine Johnson at his home in League City, Texas.

A man who allegedly confessed to killing his ex-wife and stashing her body inside his Texas garage has been released from prison on a $1 million bond.

Shaun Hardy, 32, has been in custody since he admitted to police in January that he stabbed and suffocated 30-year-old Anne-Christine Johnson.

Hardy was released from Galveston Prison, south east of Houston, on Monday afternoon with a judge ordering him to wear an ankle monitor.

The victim’s mother Stephanie Johnson told the Houston Chronicle she was ‘scared to death’ following Hardy’s release. “For the first ever in my entire life I’m even remotely considering owning a gun. It’s just devastating.”

Following his release, Hardy’s lawyer Dick DeGuerin said: ‘He’s not going to run, he’s not a danger to anybody.

“He’s cared for (his son) for all the kid’s life, and it’s been very rough with him being locked up. This is a really tough case.”

Johnson went missing on December 8 last year after visiting Hardy at his home in League CityPolice spent three weeks scouring the area for any sign of Johnson. When she still hadn’t returned home, authorities started questioning Hardy.

Police spent three weeks scouring the area for any sign of Johnson. When she still hadn’t returned home, authorities started questioning Hardy.

He confessed to her murder on December 30 in a recorded police interview after authorities traced her cell phone to his home.

They found the mother-of-two’s corpse wrapped in plastic.

Police spent three weeks scouring the area for any sign of Johnson. When she still hadn’t returned home, authorities started questioning Hardy.

Police spent three weeks scouring the area for any sign of Johnson. When she still hadn’t returned home, authorities started questioning Hardy.Hardy had allegedly placed scented candles around her body to try to mask the smell and used ammonia to try to wipe the floor of her blood.

Hardy had allegedly placed scented candles around her body to try to mask the smell and used ammonia to try to wipe the floor of her blood.He allegedly told officers that he ‘wanted to watch her die’ when she came to his house.

He allegedly told officers that he ‘wanted to watch her die’ when she came to his house.She is said to have held a knife to her own chest as if to kill herself when he kicked it into

She is said to have held a knife to her own chest as if to kill herself when he kicked it into body, according to police reports.

Hardy told police he suffocated her with a plastic bag to ‘put her out of her misery’, before wrapping her body in duct tape and plastic sheets.

He was arrested and jailed back in January. The home where the alleged murder took place has since been sold.

The pair divorced in 2015 and were embroiled in a custody battle over their five-year-old son who is autistic.

The mother, who has another son from a previous relationship, already had a restraining order taken out against Hardy.

She told police that she feared for her life and said Hardy would kill her if it weren’t for the order.

Johnson’s distraught mother said police ignored her daughter’s reports of domestic abuse.

A photograph shared online after her death shows Johnson with injuries across her neck and face, which were allegedly caused by her ex-husband.

Anne-Christine Johnson with bruises

Johnson already had a restraining order taken out against Hardy. A photo shared online allegedly shows injuries inflicted upon her by her ex-husband.

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