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Emily Anderson admits trying to beat her boyfriend to death with a table leg

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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In a booking photo provided to the press by the Eagle County District Attorney's Office, Emily Anderson looks friendly, charming and benign.

But she apparently has another side to her personality -- one that came out last year, when she nearly beat her boyfriend to death using a table leg.

Anderson originally pleaded not guilty, but she's now reversed course, admitting to the crime. Get more details below.

Anderson hails from Bond, whose Wikipedia page puts its modest size in perspective when describing it as "an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Eagle County."

On the evening of last April 27, according to the Eagle County DA's office, friends of Anderson's long-term boyfriend (they were an item for three years) found him lying in a pool of his own blood at his home.

Eagle County Sheriff's deputies were soon dispatched by a 911 operator, and upon their arrival at the scene, they found the man in bad shape. He's said to have suffered a large wound to his head that caused him to lose consciousness, and after being rushed to an area hospital, he was diagnosed with a skull fracture, intra-cerebral bleeding and multiple lacerations to his scalp and face that required stitches and staples.

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A Google Maps look at part of Bond, Colorado.
As a bonus, he also boasted a fractured ulna -- a bone in his forearm.

It didn't take long for law enforcers to suss out the weapon used to cause this damage: Deputies discovered a disconnected table leg with blood on it. Investigators subsequently surmised that Anderson had started a fight that she'd ended in an especially violent way.

Anderson was found the next day, then jailed on a $25,000 bond that kept her behind bars for months.

In August, she appeared at a preliminary hearing, where the DA's office made its case for a hefty number of counts: attempted first-degree murder, felony assault with a deadly weapon causing bodily injury, trespassing and a couple crime-of-violence sentencing enhancers.

A statement from DA Bruce Brown makes it clear that his office saw the matter as a priority. "Through her alleged actions, Ms. Anderson showed very obvious malice, and a clear disregard for the well-being of the victim, not only by inflicting such serious wounds, but then by leaving the scene and later refusing to cooperate with authorities," he said, adding, "Our office is prepared to pursue these charges since she has refused to make any admission of guilt."

After the judge determined there was probable cause in the case, Anderson bore out this last claim by pleading not guilty. However, she's now made a deal. The Vail Daily reports that she's offered a guilty plea on an attempted second-degree murder beef -- a lesser charge, but one that still boasts a maximum penalty of twelve years.

She'll find out how much time she'll be expected to serve on March 6. Here's a larger look at her booking photo.

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Emily Anderson.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa October 2013: "Caja Gray allegedly assaulted ex-boyfriend, started fire in his basement."


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34 comments
carlray
carlray

Maybe she felt her boyfriend needed a Leg up with a table leg

dbdb
dbdb

12 years. Seems a pussy pass is brewing. No surprise there. Her "victim" is just a disposable male.

Charles Greenberg
Charles Greenberg

this guy was thinking with the wrong head, EXCUSE THE EXPRESSION, and she has a sadistic smile

LindaLee Law
LindaLee Law

She's crazy but obviously very good in bed or why else would a guy take up with tht?

Laura Finger
Laura Finger

Who HASN'T tried to beat a boyfriend to death?

Kevin A. Mahmalji
Kevin A. Mahmalji

Mandatory sentencing has been shown to be a miserable failure in regard to nonviolent drug cases. Mandatory 5 years for a bag of weed is ludacris. No sympathy for violent individuals that want to cause others harm.

Sean Dolan
Sean Dolan

Looks like an old school Manson follower pic...

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Mandatory sentencing has been shown to be a miserable failure.

Kevin A. Mahmalji
Kevin A. Mahmalji

Bitch is cray. 12 years seems like a light sentence considering the violent nature of the crime. I propose a 20 year minimum sentence for all violent criminal cases.

Jay Baca
Jay Baca

Reminds me of my beloved ole Tammy......did a 14 year tour of VietTam. I survived , divorced her and learned later on she's in prison now bless her heart.

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Can we GET HER to BEAT Geeky Little Sterling Meeks, PLEASE !!!

J.T. Sexton
J.T. Sexton

12 years for murder? I dated a bitch crazier than this one and Denver assistant DA JACOB FRIEDBURG was trying to locked me up for 100 years for PHONE CALLS.

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

Crazy in the head means crazy in the bed.


HistoryRepeats
HistoryRepeats

I want comprehensive background checks for all table legs. if you don't agree it just means you want children to die.

Joel Bader
Joel Bader

She probably gave Justin Bieber some ideas on how to pose for his mugshot.

Rob Payne
Rob Payne

That is a creepy ass mugshot!

Noah Steingraeber
Noah Steingraeber

Emily Anderson, explain yourself!!! How many E.A.s are there?!

elimgarak01
elimgarak01

It's LUDICROUS....not Ludacris. The former is a real word and the latter is a rapper. Learn the difference,please.

vigilens_noctis
vigilens_noctis

I don't know Kevin...you wouldn't see me losing any sleep if some "violent individual" with a penchant for violence decided to go out beating repeat sex offenders who get slapped on the wrist for their crimes because a greasy lawyer argues for sympathy based on their "psychological problems."


Or the guy beating his wife to a pulp...who has a restraining order against him that he violates, gets arrested for, only to bond out 2 hours later and return to beat her some more, then go off the grid.


It's a matter of consequentialism really...

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