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Andrew's appeal denied



Brenda Evers Andrew " convicted and sentenced to death for the 2001 murder of her husband, Oklahoma City advertising executive Robert Andrew " had her appeal denied by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. The judges ruled 4-1 in rejecting the appeal.


A jury found Brenda Andrew guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in July of 2004. She was sentenced to death on the first-degree murder charge.


Robert Andrew was shot to death at their Oklahoma City home sometime around 7 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2001. The couple had been separated and Rob Andrew was picking up the couple's two children at their home for the Thanksgiving weekend when he was shot twice by a shotgun in the garage.



Prosecutors alleged Brenda Andrew and James Dwight Pavatt conspired and murdered Rob Andrew for the insurance money. Pavatt was having an affair with her at the time of the murder. Pavatt was also found guilty and sentenced to death in a separate trial.


Judge Charles Chapel was the lone dissenter in the appeal decision. He concurred with Brenda Andrew's arguments before the court that some of the evidence admitted in the case should not have been allowed.

"I would reverse and remand this case for a new trial," Chapel wrote in his dissenting opinion. "Scott Cooper




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