Mossler Kids Leave, 01/22/66: The press intercept the children of Houston socialite Candace Mossler at the airport. Mossler was traveling to Miami to stand trial for the murder of her husband, Jacques. Her nephew, Melvin Lane Powers, was also accused of the murder. Jacques was stabbed and bludgeoned to death on June 30, 1964, at his home in Key Biscayne, Florida. Police arrested Powers three days later, with the prosecution later arguing that Powers and Mossler were lovers hoping to acquire the victim's multi-million-dollar fortune. According to the New York Times, the Mossler-Powers trial was so lurid that the judge barred spectators under 21. The pair was acquitted in 1966. Powers went on to become a Houston real estate tycoon.