Andre McDonald indicted on charges of murdering wife, tampering with evidence

Andreen McDonald's remains found in July

SAN ANTONIO – Andre McDonald was indicted Wednesday morning on two felony charges, including murder, in the death of his wife, Andreen.

According to the indictment, on Feb. 28 Andre "intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Andreen."

The indictment alleges that Andre intended to cause serious bodily injury to Andreen and "committed an act clearly dangerous to human life that caused her death."

Andre is facing a sentence of five to 99 years or life in prison if he's convicted.

He was also indicted for tampering with evidence, including a receipt, hammer, clothes and shoes, all of which are third-degree felonies.

Andreen disappeared on March 1 and was reported missing by concerned friends.

Her body was discovered in July on private property when a man went to remove two cow skulls. The man found a human skull and bones mixed in with the bones of the cows and alerted authorities.

A murder warrant for Andre, obtained in July, said the couple's young daughter, who is on the autism spectrum, had essentially reenacted how her mother's body was disposed of, indicating that she likely witnessed her mother's body being burned. Read more on that here.

View a timeline of Andreen's disappearance below:

Continuing coverage:

Andre McDonald charged with wife's murder, sheriff announces 

Sheriff: 'Way too early' to tell if human remains belong to Andreen McDonald 

Video shows how drone is helping the search for missing Andreen McDonald 

Husband of missing businesswoman Andreen McDonald makes court appearance 

Group continues search for Andreen McDonald 

Husband of Andreen McDonald released from BCSO custody 

Judge significantly reduces bail for Andreen McDonald's husband 

Andreen McDonald's husband asks for reduction of $2M bail 

Search continues on for Andreen McDonald at Camp Bullis

Local group prepares for new search for Andreen McDonald 

Sheriff Salazar: Medical examiner 'pretty definite' charred remains not those of Andreen McDonald 

Search group hopeful remains found in north Bexar County belong to Andreen McDonald

Reward offered for information in Andreen McDonald case 

Andreen McDonald's husband could face murder charge despite lack of body 

160+ volunteers help search for Andreen McDonald 

Andreen McDonald's mother bracing for worst 

Warrant reveals blood, hair found in bathroom of missing woman's home 

About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.