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story.lead_photo.caption Andrea Lea Wilson, 26, of Bentonville was in court Wednesday for a bond hearing. She is accused of killing her grandmother and the bond was set at $750,000. - Photo by Tracy Neal

An Arkansas woman was ordered Wednesday to be held in lieu of $750,000 bond in the death of her 81-year-old grandmother, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

Andrea Lea Wilson, 26, of Bentonville faces charges of capital murder and tampering with evidence in the killing of Ruby Ross, records show.

Ross' body was found in her home in the 11000 block of Blue Jay Road in Pea Ridge last week. The medical examiner determined that Ross’ death was caused by blunt force trauma to her head.

Wilson was arrested Monday by Benton County sheriff's deputies.

Benton County Prosecutor Nathan Smith, citing the severity of the charges and the likelihood of Wilson's conviction, asked Judge Robin Green to order Wilson to be held without bond.

Jay Saxton, Benton County's chief public defender, represented Wilson at the bond hearing and requested a $100,000 bond be set.

Click here to read the full story in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.


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  • LRDawg
    May 23, 2018 at 4:34 p.m.

    Killing grandma gets no comments, but GenMac and his pack of racists were all over drug dealers shooting and robbing each other. Drug dealers over grandma? Sad world

  • GeneralMac
    May 23, 2018 at 5:17 p.m.

    Show her no mercy !

    Unlike sympathizers of Black thugs, I will not rationalize her acts by blaming poverty or poor schools.

    This happened in Bentonville.

    Had this been "thug city" Little Rock the odds of it being a Black thug would be 97 out of 100.

  • gagewatcher
    May 23, 2018 at 6:31 p.m.

    the killer looks meaner than a rattlesnake, death row is waiting for her

  • LR1955
    May 23, 2018 at 8:22 p.m.

    Genmac; the thugs you speak of might kill you, a cousin, even a bad business acquaintance, but never their own grandmother.

  • MaxCady
    June 22, 2018 at 1:31 p.m.

    This was back in May. She has since made bail and is back in jail after hitting a bicyclist with her car. How did she make bail of $75K?! is what I want to know. Maybe put up the property she killed Granny over?? She insane in the membrane.