Conference Hearings for Two Sisters Arrested in Connection with Murder Set for Thursday

Published 01/29 2014 04:40PM

Updated 01/29 2014 04:42PM

Two sisters arrested three years after a man's body was found in Wichita Falls are moving closer to trial, with conference hearings set in 89th District Court Thursday.

Leslie Acosta and Rebecca Hernandez were in jail on other charges when they were charged in September for the murder of a Waco man in 2010.

Police made the arrests after they say an inmate told them Acosta told her that she and her sister stabbed 32 year old Nickalus Shaffer, and Corey Raiford, a friend of Shaffer, shot him.

Raidford was in jail in Las Vegas when he was charged with the murder, and at last report, has not been extradited to Wichita County and remains in the Nevada prison system after being convicted of charges there.

Thirty-two-year-old Nickalaus Shaffer's body was found in a ditch in the 1200 block of River Lane on February 3, 2010.

Acosta and Hernandez are jailed on $1 million bonds for the murder charge.

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