A couple have been charged with murder after allegedly injecting their friend with a fatal dose of methamphetamine and filming her death. Allie, 42 and Brian Anderson, 50, are accused of causing Melissa Vermillion, 41, to overdose at home in Eucha, Oklahoma, on October 21 2017. An affidavit filed in the case alleges that they then filmed their victim as she begged for help and told them to call her mother
Melissa had been dead for an hour by the time emergency services were called. The court documents say an informant told detectives that Mr Anderson knew the victim had a bad heart, and had been warned not to do meth by her doctor.
It was also alleged that Mr Anderson sells around a kilo of meth a week. Police reportedly suspect the couple killed Melissa so that she wouldn’t be able to testify against them in a drug trafficking case taking place at the time. Delaware County Sheriff Harlan Moore told local station KOTV that Mrs Anderson had been friends with Melissa from the age of eight. He said the footage of Melissa’s death had been recovered from a video camera after police were called to the property.
Mr and Mrs Anderson, both of Eucha, had been suspects since 2017, but it wasn’t until the informant came forward that the authorities could build their case.
They have now both been charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder. Neither of them have entered a plea.