Couple charged with murder, accused of injecting woman with meth and videotaping death
DELAWARE COUNTY, Okla. — Authorities say a Delaware County, Oklahoma couple injected a woman with meth and videotaped her death.
Melissa Vermillion, 41, died in October of 2017, but according to investigators, a confidential informant has come forward with new information that led to the filing of charges.
Prosecutors have charged Brian Edward Anderson and Allie Beth Anderson, both of Eucha, with two counts of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder.
Authorities were notified of an unattended death with suspicious circumstances at 212 West Street in Eucha on October 21st, 2017. While searching the scene, with the permission of Allie Anderson, authorities found a video that had been made of Vermillion’s death.
According to court documents, in the video, Vermillion can be seen laying on a bed asking for “help” three or four times. The affidavit states Vermillion even asked Anderson to call her mom. Authorities say Anderson did call the victim’s mother, who asked Anderson to call 911. Anderson didn’t call 911 until the victim had been dead for about an hour, according to the affidavit.
Allie Anderson can bee seen in the video moving the camera from the hallway, just outside the bedroom, to inside the bedroom.
Investigators say Anderson made some calls during the video, speaking with a man who’s off camera.
Court documents state an informant told detectives that Brian Anderson sells about a kilo of meth a week, and had admitted giving the victim an injection of meth. The informant claimed Brian Anderson knew she had a bad heart and was told not to do meth by her doctor, or it would kill her.
While questioning Allie Anderson, she claimed she picked up Vermillion, ran some errands, went to a casino, and then went home to Anderson’s place. That’s according to court documents. She claims the next day, she woke up to Vermilion sitting on the couch in the living room, where they smoked marijuana. Later in the day, Anderson told detectives she found Vermillion in the bed in the north bedroom.
During questioning with Allie, she told investigators she had forgotten that she made the video after denying knowing about it already. She stated she made the video, according to the affidavit.
Detectives say their investigation indicated that “Vermillion was given the injection, and killed by Brian, and Allie Anderson with the intent to prevent her from possibly testifying against them.”
Allie and Brian Anderson were under indictment in Rogers County for drug trafficking at the time of the incident.
Investigators say the two women had been friends since childhood.
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