Woman ordered to stand trial in desecration case

Ponca City Now - December 16, 2015 9:26 am

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) – A judge says a woman must face trial on charges that she contributed to the death and dismemberment of a man in 2012.

Amber Andrews was charged with first-degree murder, desecration of a corpse and conspiracy. A Garvin County judge ordered her to stand trial and set an arraignment for Jan. 15.

Prosecutors say the 34-year-old Andrews wrote a shopping list that included items used in Brandon Duran’s death.

Duran’s remains were found encased in buckets of concrete in a pond. Justin Hammer was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after saying at his trial he shot Duran in self-defense.

The station reported that, at Andrews’ court hearing, her lawyers said the list could have been written at any time.

(Information in this story is from: KOKH-TV, http://www.fox25.net )


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