Killeen Police Charge Suspect in 2014 Murder Case

Killeen Police charge suspect in bus driver’s murder.

Andrew Lenard Hardesty

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Pine Dr. on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 5:30am, after receiving numerous calls about shots being fired in the area. Upon their arrival, they found a 64 year old female in her driveway with a gunshot wound. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced the victim, Christine Watkins, deceased at 6:05am.

Detectives followed numerous leads and continued to investigate this case.  Through their investigation, they were able to identify a person involved in this murder.  This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and on October 1, 2015, a complaint was returned charging 30 year old Andrew Lenard Hardesty with Murder.   On Tuesday, October 06, 2015, Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued a warrant for his arrest and recommended a $1,000,000 bond.  Hardesty is currently in the Bell County Jail on unrelated charges.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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