According to Alexis Sharkey’s family, Tom Sharkey, the husband of influencer Alexis Sharkey, “did himself justice by killing himself” after a “horrific year.”
SLAIN Alexis Sharkey’s family sent a letter to her husband’s family after he killed himself when detectives raided her home to arrest him for her murder.
Last Wednesday, US Marshals enforcing an arrest warrant at his relative’s house in Florida discovered Tom Sharkey dead of a gunshot wound to the head.
In November 2020, his wife Alexis was found strangled on the side of the road in Harris County, Texas, almost a year after he committed suicide.
Stacey Robinault, Alexis’ mother, broke her silence over Tom’s death this week to express her sympathies to his family.
Robinault told ABC13, “I’m really sorry for Tom’s family.”
“It’s such a senseless loss that my daughter and then he have suffered. I apologize for everything. It’s been a nightmare of a year.” Robinault claimed she was alerted of Tom’s arrest warrant by Harris County authorities soon before it was issued at his daughter’s house in Fort Myers last week.
She stated she had thought Tom would be extradited to Houston to face justice, and she was shocked to learn he had committed suicide.
“We would definitely express our condolences to Tom’s family because they are very innocent in this,” she said.
“I’m sure they’re devastated by what happened, especially his daughter. I just assumed it would all come to a head with a trial and him presenting his case. He made the decision not to take that route.” The family has long accused Tom of being involved in Alexis’ killing, according to Robinault.
“I’ll admit, we’ve suspected Tom of this since pretty much the beginning,” she admitted.
She did, however, add: “The loss of a life is never a good thing. In some ways, I believe he did himself justice.” At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, homicide detective Michael Burrow stated that Tom was wanted in connection with the murder of his wife.
When Marshals knocked on Tom’s door, he heard of the warrant for his arrest, according to Burrow.
Investigators believe no one else was involved in Alexis’ death, and Tom acted alone since he was the only one with a motive, according to him.
The warrant was issued in Harris County, Texas, on September 29. After it was discovered that Tom was not in the region, a fugitive task group was dispatched to find him.
When asked if Tom should have been arrested sooner, Burrow argued that the case had been handled properly.
Tom’s family, he added, appeared to be unaware of his suspected role in Alexis’ death.
The year before, Alexis and Tom had relocated to Houston… Brinkwire News in a Nutshell