Centralia wife pleads not guilty to murder

Friday, December 23, 2016 at 4:52 pm

Janet L. Anderson is led to the defendant’s table in Lewis County Superior Court.

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The Centralia woman who drove to the police station to report she’d fatally shot her husband was brought before a judge again yesterday afternoon for arraignment.

Janet L. Anderson, 39, has been held in the Lewis County Jail since she was arrested on Saturday. She is charged with second-degree murder.

Clad in red jail garb, handcuffed and shackled at her waist, Anderson sat silently beside her court appointed lawyer.

Lewis County Superior Court Judge James Lawler asked Anderson for her plea.

Her eyes were on the judge when she leaned forward slightly toward a microphone and responded, “Not guilty.”

Anderson is being held on $1 million bail.

She told police she and her spouse, 41-year-old Ty Anderson, had been arguing at their home off of West Oakview Avenue and he grabbed his gun and pointed it at her.

However, Ty Anderson’s body was located in their bedroom wrapped in a tarp, with a bullet hole in the back of his neck and another in his lower back, prosecutors allege.

Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Sara Beigh has told the court they suspect as much as 12 hours may have passed before Anderson turned herself in.

She is represented by Centralia attorney Shane O’Rourke.

O’Rourke and Beigh yesterday scheduled Anderson’s trial for the week of Feb. 13.

For background, read “Centralia husband took a bullet to the base of the back of his neck, wife charged with murder” from Monday December 19, 2016, here

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9 Responses to “Centralia wife pleads not guilty to murder”

  1. Dumpster Diver says:

    I like potatos!

  2. Race Car Driver says:

    Maybe she was thinking of her children and this guy was molesting them. Perfect defense in today’s climate.

  3. Bo Rupert says:

    Well I could kick your ass!

  4. Haha says:

    Bo Rupert you should be social worker. You kiss more ass than you kick these days what a shame!

  5. Bo Rupert says:

    I agree with you BobbyinLC.

  6. BobbyinLC says:

    Let’s keep the two children in our thoughts as Christmas dawns and they have lost both parents.

  7. Wooohooooo!!! says:

    Right fucking on! Right before the end of the year someone trumped Gracie! Although the guy who took a knife in the gut for litterings attacker had to have been a tie.

  8. rose says:

    I wish she would of thought of her children…nuff said!!!

  9. Bo Rupert says:

    We still don’t know the full story. I am standing by strongly what I said. Let’s wait to rush to judgement. The details will come out.

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