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Roberts Back in Court on 18th Anniversary of Murder

BY MELANIE BUCK – On the 18th anniversary of her death, Andi Brewer’s family found themselves back in Polk County Circuit Court watching a post-conviction relief hearing for her convicted rapist and murderer, Karl Roberts. Roberts’ defense team continues to seek relief for him arguing ‘ineffective counsel’ in the latest legal maneuvering that has spanned almost two decades and in ...

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Death Row Inmate Granted Another Appeal

BY MELANIE BUCK – The legal maneuvering of a death row inmate is continuing, over 15 years after his conviction by a Polk County jury. The Supreme Court of Arkansas has ruled that Polk County ‘erred’ in its findings that convicted murderer and rapist, Karl D. Roberts, has the ‘capacity to choose between life and death and to knowingly and ...

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Roberts Ruled Competent by Polk County Circuit Court

BY MELANIE BUCK AND LEANN DILBECK – Death row inmate Karl D. Roberts was back in Polk County Circuit Court this week in a competency hearing on whether or not he is able to make real-life decisions regarding the death penalty he received upon conviction in the 1999 rape and murder of his 12-year old niece, Andi Brewer. Circuit Court ...

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Victim’s Father Released and Family Responds to Latest Legal Maneuvering of 15-Year Death Row Inmate Karl D. Roberts

BY MELANIE BUCK & LEANN DILBECK – Greg Brewer was able to post bond and was released at approximately 6 p.m. this evening after being arrested earlier today in the Polk County Circuit Courtroom. According to family members, Greg was unable to contain his emotions towards his daughter’s rapist and murderer, Karl D. Roberts. Appearing for his own competency hearing, ...

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Roberts Tells the Court, “I’m ready to go.”

BY LEANN DILBECK – “I would like to live but at the same time I am bound by law to take responsibility for the wrongs I’ve done. I’m ready to go,” were the words spoken today by Karl D. Roberts as he took the stand in Polk County Circuit Court before Honorable Judge J. W. Looney. Approximately 30 people attended ...

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Roberts to Appear in Polk County Circuit Court

BY LEANN DILBECK – Karl D. Roberts is scheduled to appear in Polk County Circuit Court Wednesday, September 18, for an appeal hearing to determine whether or not he will be granted his ‘Rule 37.5’ waiver. Roberts was convicted in May of 2000 for the 1999 rape and murder of his 12-year-old niece, Andria Brewer, better known to her friends ...

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A Tree for Andi

BY MYSTI GATES – The Brewer family planted a tree in Hatfield City Park in memory of their sweet Andi on April 12, 2013, just two days after what would have been her 26th birthday. Andria Nichole Brewer, better known to her friends and family as “Andi,” was born on April 10, 1987 to parents Greg and Rebecca Brewer (De ...

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Supreme Court Re-Opens Roberts Death Penalty Case

Victim’s family reacts to latest decision BY LEANN DILBECK –  The Arkansas Supreme Court granted a petition by Arkansas death-row inmate, Karl D. Roberts, to have his case re-opened in Polk County Circuit Court in a decision handed down by the state’s highest court last Thursday, February 14. “This is a very frustrating decision,” said Prosecuting Attorney Andy Riner who ...

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Justice for Andi

BY MYSTI GATES – Author’s note: As a parent myself, I personally experienced anxiety about discussing Andi’s murder with her family; I was fearful of how my questions would affect them. And I have to say, that their openness and willingness to talk with me about her life and her death was an experience like none I have ever had. ...

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Roberts Appeal Rejected by Arkansas Supreme Court

Family Continues Seeking ‘Justice for Andi’ BY LEANN DILBECK – Last week, the Arkansas Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Karl Douglas Roberts.  In a case that outraged the entire county and captured state-wide attention, Roberts confessed and was convicted and sentenced to die in May 2000 for the 1999 killing of his 12-year old niece Andria “Andi” Brewer in ...

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