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Nate Anderson murder trial set for October

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The trial date has been set for Nate Anderson, the Chapel Hill teen accused of killing his older sister Amanda Anderson.

According to Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham, the trial is slated to begin October 24th.

Nate Anderson, 15, was indicted for murder by a Smith County grand jury earlier this month.

Anderson's sister Amanda was found shot to death inside her home in September of 2010.

During the investigation, Smith County investigators found high velocity impact blood spatter on the shoes, pants and shirt Nate was wearing the night of the murder. That evidence raised investigators' suspicions of the 15-year-old boy. A national blood spatter expert visited Smith County and helped investigators come to a conclusion: Nate Anderson was in the room when the shooting occurred, or Nate fired the fatal shots himself.

Nate was interviewed several times after the shooting. He said he'd gone jogging the night of the murder. When he came home, he said he discovered his sister's body. The arrest report detailed how Nate stood in his sister's bedroom doorway. He said he never went inside Amanda's room, but reportedly saw that his sister had been shot more than once in the head.

Investigators concluded that it would have been "impossible for anyone standing in the doorway" to know Amanda had been shot in the head, "let alone how many times."


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