Andre McDonald provides jury play-by-play of wife’s slaying, disposal of her body at his murder trial
An Air Force major on trial for the 2019 slaying of his wife took the stand in his own defense Monday, telling a jury that he was defending himself when a fight between the couple turned fatal and he panicked and had no choice but to get rid of her body.
Alleged confession from Andre McDonald to in-laws highlights Day 1 of his murder trial
The first witness to testify in the murder trial of an Air Force major wasn’t even scheduled to make an appearance on the witness stand. But that all changed after an alleged phone call the murder defendant made to his sister-in-law Friday.
Bond reduced for Air Force Major facing murder charges in the death of his wife Andreen McDonald
SAN ANTONIO – Air Force Major Andre McDonald had his bond reduced Monday morning. McDonald is facing murder charges for the death of his wife, Andreen McDonald, in 2019. Bond today was reduced from $2 million to $450,000 by Judge Frank Castro in the 399th district court. At this point, it is unclear whether he will be able to post the reduced bond. Ad“We need a pre-trial motion hearing and we need a trial as soon as one is available,” Convery said.
Decision pending on pretrial motions in trial of man charged in wife’s slaying
Convery is awaiting a decision on pretrial motions on file in the case. A Bexar County grand jury indicted McDonald in October 2019 on murder and tampering with evidence charges. “I need the discovery that they were obligated to give me, and should have given me, before we can go to trial”, Convery said. The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office didn’t comment on Convery’s motions, citing the DA’s policy not to discuss pending cases. No date has been set for a ruling from Judge Frank Castro on Convery’s motions.
Andreen McDonald funeral arrangements scheduled
SAN ANTONIO - A farewell service has been scheduled to celebrate the life of Andreen McDonald. The San Antonio businesswoman was found dead in July, months after being reported missing in March. Her husband, Andre McDonald, has been charged with murder in connection with her death. READ MORE: Family, friends, strangers gather to remember Andreen McDonaldThe farewell service will be held 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at Sunset Memorial Park and Funeral Home, according to the obituary published Monday in the San Antonio Express-News. RELATED: Andre McDonald charged with wife's murder, sheriff announcesIn lieu of flowers, the family asks people to donate to Norwich Primary School, the elementary school Andreen McDonald attended in Jamaica.
Andreen McDonald Will Finally Be Laid to Rest Next Month, Family Asking for Donations
Her husband, Andre McDonald, was quickly named a suspect. Andre McDonald was arrested soon after the discovery and charged with first-degree murder.Now, friends and family of Andreen McDonald will be able to say goodbye during a Saturday, December 7, service at Sunset Memorial Park. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
Found- Andreen McDonald, Now At Peace
BEXAR COUNTY SHERIFF CONFIRMS MISSING WOMANS REMAINSHuman Remains found, confirmed tobe those of Andreen McDonald whowas last seen alive February 28thOn February 28th, Andreen McDonald was last seen alive through surveillance at a McDonalds, with her daughter, around 6:30 pm. Family and Friends mourned Andreen and remembered her Sunday, July 14th in a vigil service where her remains were found. Andre McDonald (Air Force Reservist Major), Andreens husband, whom was previously arrested for tampering with evidence and placed on house arrest is now charged with the murder of Andreen McDonald, his wife, and is being held on a $2 Million Dollar Bond. If you or anyone you know is in danger, investigate the many resources for victims of domestic violence. The loss of Andreen has been devastating on her Daughter, Mother, Father, Family, Friends and her adored Starlight Homes Family.saobserver.com
Authorities Confirm Human Remains Belong to Andreen McDonald, Husband Charged with Murder
The private property where the remains were found had not been previously searched, though Sheriff Javier Salazar called the location "ground zero" for the hunt. "It feels good to say, in a certain sense, that the search for Andreen McDonald is over," Salazar said during a Saturday press conference. "Salazar said the remains appeared to have been covered with wood and bones from a deceased cow, then set on fire. The charge comes after the sheriff's office was only able to detain the 40-year-old Air Force Reserve officer on a charge of tampering with evidence. He was released after a month in custody after a judge lowered his bond from $2 million to $300,000.Andre McDonald's bail for the murder charge has been set at $2 million.sacurrent.com
Group continues search for Andreen McDonald
SAN ANTONIO - A local search group isn't giving up hope in finding Andreen McDonald, a mother and local businesswoman who disappeared in March. On Sunday, the Chain Breakers, a group comprised mostly of military veterans, gathered to search for any new clues in McDonald's disappearance. The group said its aim is to assist in situations involving domestic violence, runaways and missing persons. Sundaymarked the first of what the group says is a three-part search for McDonald. While the group didn't say where members would be searching, Robert Green, a spokesman for the group, did share that between 40 and 50 people volunteered to search.
Local group prepares for new search for Andreen McDonald
SAN ANTONIO - Months after the disappearance of Andreen McDonald, one local search and rescue group hasnt given up faith. It was a group decision to come up with the name Chain Breakers, said Robert Green, a member of Chain Breakers Search and Rescue and Domestic Violence Assistance. We give them an option or a way out.Green said the group developed about three months ago when McDonalds case came up. We want to find her.The Chain Breakers is planning a large search Sunday, asking for the help of community members. If you are interested in helping with the search, visit their Facebook page at The Chain Breakers Search and Rescue and Domestic Violence Assistance.