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Female suspect in Edgewood robbery pleads not guilty, held on $2 million bail

Post by Joyce Chen on May 5, 2010 at 3:17 pm with 2 Comments »
May 5, 2010 3:17 pm

The 21-year-old female suspect in last week’s deadly home invasion in Edgewood pleaded not guilty to murder and robbery charges Wednesday afternoon.

Amanda Knight was charged in Pierce County Court with first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of second-degree assault in connection with the April 28 death of 43-year-old James Sanders. She has been held in lieu of $2 million bail.

James Sanders’ widow Charlene felt chills when she saw Knight in court. “I remember that face when I was zip-tied on the floor, looking up at her,” Charlene Sanders told reporters after the hearing.

Standing next to his sister-in-law, Derek Sanders said that the four suspects were equally culpable in his brother’s death. “They all had weapons,” he said. “They were prepped to do whatever happened that night.”

Charlene Sanders implored the alleged robbers to turn to Christ to atone. “My advice to them, give your life to Christ so you don’t burn in Hell.”

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  1. pokeysmom says:

    She is just as guilty of murder as the one who pulled the trigger.

  2. newby1961 says:

    How could someone be so coldblooded as to execute someone in front of their loved ones. I feel so sorry for this pysco’s mother to know you gave birth to something like that. I have mad respect for the grieving wife who is depending more on the Lord than the hate many of us feel. She is to be admired I could only hope to be that spiritual. My prayers go out to all who has been affected by this senseless slaughter. I hope if anyone can learn something it is to never let anyone you don’t know within 10ft of your home or loved ones. They were much to trusting and now they are paying gravely for it. Peace & Love

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