SAN ANTONIO – A late discovery of evidence led to a partial bond discount throughout a Bexar County courtroom listening to for an Air Force Major accused of killing his spouse.
Andre McDonald, who’s charged with homicide and tampering with evidence in reference to the 2019 loss of life of his spouse Andreen McDonald, noticed his bail reduced to a complete of $550,000 after a courtroom listening to on Friday. Visiting Judge Raymond Angelini reduced the bail on McDonald’s tampering with evidence cost to $100,000 from $300,000, courtroom data confirmed. He didn’t decrease the $450,000 bail set in McDonald’s homicide cost.
With his trial set to start on Nov. 8, McDonald’s attorneys argued they’ve but to obtain all of the evidence prosecutors have gathered within the case. Prosecutors advised the choose the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office had not too long ago turned over new evidence to them, however that they haven’t had an opportunity to review all of these information.
Angelini ordered prosecutors to show over all the newly submitted evidence inside two weeks earlier than a Nov. 5 listening to to find out how and when the trial will proceed.
McDonald was the prime suspect in his spouse Andreen’s disappearance instantly after she was reported lacking by her household and pals on Feb. 28, 2019. According to courtroom data, he gave investigators conflicting statements on her whereabouts after which stopped cooperating after hiring an lawyer.
Every week after she was reported lacking, he was arrested for tampering with evidence however was launched on bond a few month later.
Officials ultimately discovered Andreen’s stays in July 2019, at a personal property in far north Bexar County. Soon after the invention, Andre McDonald was charged with homicide.
McDonald has remained in jail since he was charged with homicide. Castro reduced McDonald’s bail for his homicide cost from $2 million to $450,000 in March.
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