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Open Trial: Trial of Andre Macdonald, Air Force Major Accused of Killing His Wife

SAN ANTONIO – After several delays, the trial of Andre MacDonald should start on January 17th with the selection of the jury.

Days before the trial, KSAT reporter Erica Hernandez takes stock of the events leading up to his arrest, as well as what we can expect from the upcoming trial.

Watch the mini-documentary in the video player above. You can also look at KSAT Plus and KSAT YouTube channel.

Background

Andreen Macdonald (left) and Andre Macdonald (KSAT)

An Air Force major faces first-degree murder and evidence tampering in connection with the death of his wife.

In 2019 his wife Andrew Macdonald disappeared after being last seen on 28 February.

Andre MacDonald was the prime suspect in her disappearance immediately after her family and friends reported her disappearance.

According to court records, he gave investigators conflicting statements about her whereabouts, and then stopped cooperating altogether and hired a lawyer.

It wasn’t until July 2019 that Andreene McDonald’s remains were found on private property far north in Bexar County.

McDonald’s was accused in October 2019 on charges of murder and falsification of evidence.

A year later he was released on bail after several postponements of his trial, a controversial decision ridiculed by the Andreen family.

Now his case will be heard by the Bexar County Jury. If McDonald is found guilty of murder, he faces 5 to 99 years or life in prison.

Be sure to check back for our trial coverage starting as soon as the jury is selected – most likely January 18th – as we will be streaming this trial live.

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