Was it the lead piping in the billiard room or the candle stick in the library? No, it was the stone frog in the garden
Leigh Ann Sabine murdered her husband by inflicting (to quote the police) “blunt force head trauma” with a stone frog. She then wrapped his corpse in 41 layers of plastic and put it in her garden – telling everyone it was a medical skeleton. Weirdly, she later posed amongst her plants for a magazine doing a feature on Welsh gardens
After Mrs Sabine died (18 years later), a neighbour went to borrow the skeleton to prank her new boyfriend On finding mummified remains, the neighbour alerted the police, who promptly locked her up for 4 nights on a charge of murder. It was only after further tests on the body (still wearing M&S pyjamas) that the real story came out.