|Teri Lynn Dean-Morrison (mug shot SCSO)|
The murder trial of a woman accused of taking part in the February 2012 murder of Carl Anderson is scheduled to begin next week in Jasper County where it was moved on a change of venue.
Prosecutor Matt Selby says Teri Dean-Morrison, Cheryl Crawford and Eugene Crider killed Anderson during a fight at Dean-Morrison's home near Hootentown.
Anderson's family told investigators the 46 year-old man went missing after he went to work on Dean-Morrison's home at 263 Akita Run. Dean-Morrison told cops that she dropped Anderson off at his home in Highlandville and then went to her son's basketball game.
When law enforcers executed a search warrant at Dean-Morrison's home, "a large amount of blood was found in several locations on the ceiling in the master bedroom. The carpet flooring, exterior windows and interior door in the master bedroom had recently been replaced," according to court documents.
|Dean-Morrison's home at 263 Akita Run|
Those documents go on to say that the ceiling had been cleaned and ceiling texture had been removed in an attempt to hide blood stains. Samples of the blood were tested and came back as belonging to the 46 year-old missing man.
Crider allegedly told a witness that Anderson was beaten to death with a hammer and the windows and door were broken when Anderson attempted to flee. Search warrant returns say Anderson's remains were set on fire in an attempt to get rid of the body.
Anderson's charred dismembered remains were found in a pond on property belonging to a former boyfriend of Dean-Morrison on March 21, 2012.
A pre-trial conference is scheduled to be held on May 21st. The Crane Chronicle will be at that proceeding as well as the trial.
Crider and Crawford are scheduled to stand trial for murder later this year. Another woman, Krystal Buras, who is charged with tampering with physical evidence in the case, is scheduled to appear in court on June 12th.