Nancy Khan, formerly Nancy Flores, is behind bars for murdering her husband, Ali Khan, at their home in Round Rock, Texas, after he allegedly threatened to leave her.
Ali worked as a general manager at Southwest Kia. When he didn’t show up for work on Feb. 28, 2015, his coworker went to his home in the 2800 block of Los Alamos Court and knocked on the door.
When no one answered, the coworker contacted Ali’s wife, who told him that she wasn’t in town and that it would be several hours before she made it home, according to KVUE News.
Nancy, who was 32 years old at the time, then went on to provide the coworker with “unsolicited details of her marital problems” as she was driving to the house.
By 1 p.m., Nancy arrived home and instructed the coworker to wait out front while she checked on her husband because he “may not be fully clothed.”
When she went inside, the coworker heard her scream. That’s when he went inside and found the 34-year-old dead on the floor of the master bathroom.
Detectives arrived on the scene and found a shell casing belonging to a 9 mm pistol near the body, as well as bloody footprints.
They also noticed that the body appeared to have been moved because of the smeared blood and the way it was positioned.
An autopsy showed that Ali died from seven gunshot wounds—five in the torso and two times in the head, including a direct hit to the forehead.
Nancy told police officials that money and jewelry had been stolen from her house, but investigators found no evidence to support her claim.
They concluded that whoever shot and killed Ali likely had the ability to enter that house, as there was no sign of forced entry.
When detectives questioned Ali’s wife, she told them that he would often hang out at the strip club and that the killer may have been someone he met over there.
Nancy also added that she suspected Ali of cheating on her, which is why she spent the previous night with a friend, which is around the time investigators believed Ali was killed.
While searching Nancy’s car, they found the jewelry that she claimed was stolen. They also found bloody clothing, ammunition, and a box for a 9 mm pistol—but there was no gun.
Nancy was then arrested and charged with tampering with evidence. She was booked into the Williamson County Jail, where she was held on a $1 million bond.
She was no stranger to law enforcement.
At around 12:49 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2014, Nancy contacted the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and said Ali pushed her and “grabbed her by the neck” when he became angry about her not cooking breakfast.
They weren’t married at the time.
Nancy also stated that she had to bite him and kick him in order to get away from him.
When officers arrived on the scene, Ali told a different story. He said she became irate after he invited one of his friends over to their house the previous night, and then she attacked him.
According to an affidavit, “Nancy felt like Ali did not treat her nicely around his friend.”
The officers said she didn’t have any marks or bruises on her, but they noticed that Ali was bleeding from his left hand, which was caused by a large bite mark.
They also saw “large fresh bruising/redness on Khan’s right rib cage, as well as large scratches on his back.”
Nancy was arrested and charged the following month with assault causing bodily injury.
When the detectives got around to speaking with Nancy’s friend, they learned that she did, in fact, spend the night at her house, but her friend noticed something odd: there was blood on her.
That’s when she confessed to killing her husband.
Nancy said she and Ali got into an argument that led to a physical fight after he found out that she was lying about being pregnant with their first child—a baby boy.
He then threatened to leave her.
That’s when she shot him and staged the scene to make it appear that someone had broken into the home.
Cpt. Fred Thomas with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said, “There’s was the bloody footprint; there was blood actually on her foot.”
“There were several pieces of evidence that indicated she was there.”