911 tapes released in Anderson Investigation
POSTED: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 9:14pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 3, 2012 - 10:43am
The Chapel Hill teen accused of killing his sister entered a guilty plea in a Smith County Courtroom Thursday afternoon.
And soon after--- a judge sentenced 16-year-old Nate Anderson to 20-years behind bars.
It marks the end of a two year investigation.. that started with a devastating phone call.
"Dispatch: Smith County 911. What is your emergency? Caller: Uh... A shooting."
It's a phone call no one expected in September of 2010.
Nate Anderson dialing 911, to report his sister, Amanda's murder.
"Dispatcher: Listen to me. This is very, very important okay. Where are you right now? Anderson: I'm at home."
Nate told the dispatcher back then--- he found his 19-year-old sister dead in her bedroom.
"Anderson: I was doing homework and I was stressed out so I went out to the woods for a quick jog and when I came back the door was kicked open. And I didn't know what was going on, so I went in my room, then went into Amanda's room and she was on the floor. There was blood everywhere."
"Dispatcher: And you found her in her room? Anderson: Yes. Dispatchers: And she has a bullet hole? Anderson: Yes. Dispatcher: Where? Anderson: I think there's a couple in her head."
Amanda was shot four times in the head with a gun that belonged to the family.
"Dispatcher: You're sure she's not breathing? Anderson: No. No."
"Dispatcher: Listen, your parents are on the way."
When deputies arrived on scene, investigators say, blood was spattered on Anderson's shoes, pants and shirt.
They were the only ones home.
And, Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham tells KETK, a lot of evidence led them to believe Anderson was responsible for her death.
Like--- the fact that he knew how many times she was shot and where, without ever looking.
The garage door was in fact kicked in, but never locked.
And, the blood spatter on his clothes.
Bingham says, he admitted the crime to a psychologist last year.
But it wasn't until a couple weeks ago--- he admitted it to his parents.
Which leads us to Thursday.
That's when Anderson pleaded guilty to first degree murder.
He also waived his right to appeal.
And was sentenced to 20 years in a maximum security prison.
Anderson will serve at least 10 years before he's eligible for parole.
His attorney Brett Harrison tells KETK, he is remorseful and has asked his family for their forgiveness.
And according to an affadavit---- they've forgiven him.
The only thing left in limbo---- is why he did it.