Three people charged with the murder of Carl Anderson have formally entered not guilty pleas in Stone County circuit court.
Teri Dean-Morrison and Cheryl Crawford are facing second-degree murder charges and Eugene Crider is facing a first-degree murder charge connected to the February disappearance of Anderson, who was from the Highlandville area. Anderson's dismembered remains were found in March in a pond on property belonging to a former boyfriend of Dean-Morrison's. Both
Both women are additionally charged with armed criminal action and two counts of tampering with evidence. Crider is also facing charges of armed criminal action, tampering with evidence, abandonment of a corpse and hindering prosecution.
Court documents say carpet, windows, doors and other items were destroyed in Dean-Morrison's home when Anderson was murdered and replaced within 24 hours of the man's disappearance. It was also noted that the ceiling had been cleaned and ceiling texture had been removed from the home in an attempt to conceal evidence.
On July 3rd Dean Morrison's probation for possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance and child endangerment was revoked and she was sentenced to five years in prison on each of those charges, according to Stone County prosecutor Matt Selby. The sentences were ordered to be served concurrent (at the same time to each other.) What this means is that Dean-Morrison will not be eligible for bond of any kind now.
Attorney's for each of the defendant's have only ten days from the day their client was arraigned in circuit court to file for a change of venue.
All three defendant's are due back in court on August 6th.
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Also charged in connection with the case is Krystal Nicole Buras, 30, of Spring, Texas, who was charged with tampering with physical evidence for allegedly removing "items that were likely used at the site of the murder,” from Crider's, truck that police had been searching for.
Her next court date is scheduled for July 24.