SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) – The woman charged with murder in connection to LeeAnna Brumley’s disappearance appeared in court on Wednesday.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office had charged Danelle Powell with murder.
Investigators believe Brumley was shot, hit in the head with a hatchet, and then set on fire.
New details on what led up to the killing came out in court.
Investigators testified that Powell said she was forced at gunpoint to kill Brumley, and that her and her childrens’ lives were threatened.
Police stated they were told that Gerald Hendricks ordered the killing.
But detectives say Corky Hendricks had a slightly different story when they interviewed him in October.
The motive is still unclear in this case.
A grand jury will now decide whether or not to indict Powell, and will also consider charges against both Corky and Gerald Hendricks.
A judge set Powell’s bond at $500,000 cash or $1 million in property.