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Judge grants additinal bond reduction for Andre McDonald’s as murder trial approaches

The former Air Force main is charged within the murder of his spouse.

SAN ANTONIO — Editor’s Note: The above video was printed in March 2021.

A second request to cut back the overall bond for Andre McDonald, the Air Force main set to go on trial for the murder of his spouse Nov. 8, was granted in courtroom Friday morning. A decide lowered the quantity of his tampering with proof cost to $550,000, down from a complete of $750,000. 

On March 15, a decide had lowered his bond from $2 million to $450,000 on the murder cost. That bond quantity remained unchanged.  

Friday’s listening to additionally revealed the invention of recent proof within the case. 

McDonald is accused of murdering his spouse, Andreen, whose disappearance in 2019 sparked a 133-day search for the San Antonio mom and businesswoman. He stays in jail as of now. 

At the time of her disappearance, investigators with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office suspected Andre as an individual of curiosity. 

A search warrant on the McDonalds’ dwelling was executed, the place regulation enforcement discovered a shovel, an ax, work gloves and gasoline that had been not too long ago bought.

McDonald was taken into custody days after Andreen went lacking; he posted bail weeks later and was positioned on full home arrest.

On July 11, human bones have been found on a property contained in the search radius the place investigators have been wanting for McDonald. Two days later, investigators have been ready to make use of dental information to verify the identification of the stays as Andreen. Andre was talked into custody hours later.

McDonald was indicted in October 2019 for murder, as nicely as 5 counts of tampering with proof. He faces a doable sentence of 5 to 99 years or life in jail for the murder cost and a couple of to 10 years in jail for the tampering with proof expenses.

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