Centralia Murder Suspect Scheduled to Plead Guilty

By The Chronicle

A Centralia woman charged with murder in the December 2016 shooting death of her husband is scheduled to enter a guilty plea Wednesday in Lewis County Superior Court. 

Janet L. Anderson, 39, was arrested after the fatal Dec. 16 shooting of her husband, Ty Anderson, 41. 

According to court documents, she called 911 the following day to report that she shot her husband in their home in the 200 block of West Oakview Avenue in Centralia. She drove to the Centralia Police Department to make a statement. 

Officers responded to the home and found Ty Anderson’s body tightly wrapped in a tarp and bedsheet. 

Janet Anderson told police she shot her husband after he threatened her. However, detectives doubted her statement due to evidence at the crime scene. 

Detectives reported their belief that Janet Anderson planned to move the body before calling police, and that she had taken efforts to clean the crime scene.

Anderson was arrested and charged Dec. 22 with second-degree murder. 

A guilty-plea hearing in the case is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday in Lewis County Superior Court.

A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.