A woman charged in the robbery and beating of an elderly man in April 2017 told police she has an ironclad alibi and couldn’t have been at the scene of the crime. However, police officers said her alibi is full of holes.
Katherine Sanders is on trial for burglary with intent to commit another felony in the robbery and beating of then 83-year-old Wichita County Administrative Assistant Willie Wall.
A detective testified Wednesday morning he was called out to investigate after Wall was knocked unconscious with a brick by intruders who broke into his home on Polk Street.
The detective said a neighbor across the street saw a black female in a suburban in front of wall’s home and also had video on her phone of a black male running away.
This led Wall to suspect Sanders who he said had helped care for his sick wife in their home and knew where he kept cash.
Prosecutors played a video of Sanders’ interview with police which showed Sanders denying ever being at the home during the time of the burglary and telling them Wall may not have liked her because of her race.
She claimed that on the day of the crime, she was at United Regional visiting her dying uncle, but a detective testified Wednesday they checked the records to see if her story matched up only to find out her uncle had died on April 14, three days before she claimed to have visited him.
After they showed her those records, Sanders did a second interview in jail, and again insisted she was at the hospital at the time of the crime.
Fingerprints taken in the home matched a second suspect, Cocshi Robinson, who has been transported from prison back here, possibly to testify.
Testimony will continue Thursday morning.
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