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February 1, 2014
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Bond woman admits trying to bludgeon boyfriend to death

EAGLE — A Bond woman admitted she tried to beat her boyfriend to death with a table leg.

Emily Anderson, 28, surprised prosecutors when she pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder. She originally pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, but accepted an offer from prosecutors that could mean 12 years in prison.

Her sentencing is at 1:30 p.m. on March 6 before District Court Judge Paul Dunkelman.

THE INCIDENT

Charges stem from an incident on April 27, when Anderson and her boyfriend of three years got into a fight and she beat with a wooden table leg, causing severe injury to his head and arm.

Prosecutors say the fight ended when she beat him unconscious with the table leg. The fight ended when he lost consciousness.

Deputy District Attorney Joe Kirwan said Anderson attacked her boyfriend with a blunt object at his home and then fled the scene.

Friends of the victim found him lying in a pool of blood and called 911, Kirwan said.

When Eagle County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene, they noticed a disconnected table leg that appeared to have blood on it, Kirwan said. By that time, the victim had regained consciousness.

The man had suffered a large head wound and was taken to the hospital, where it was determined he had suffered a skull fracture, bleeding inside his skull, a broken left forearm and multiple cuts on his scalp and face.

ANDERSON’S ARREST

Police located Anderson the following day and arrested her. She’s being held in the Eagle County jail.

“Through her alleged actions, Ms. Anderson showed very obvious malice and a clear disregard for the well-being of the victim, not only by inflicting such serious wounds, but then by leaving the scene and later refusing to cooperate with authorities,” said District Attorney Bruce Brown.

The public defender’s office is defending Anderson.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and rwyrick@vaildaily.com.


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