Madison Co. to re-try woman who won murder conviction appeal

(Provided Photo/Herald Bulletin)
(Provided Photo/Herald Bulletin)

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – Prosecutors are re-trying a 2006 murder case that was appealed, reversed and remanded back to Madison County this year, according to 24-Hour News 8’s partners, The Herald Bulletin.

Anissa Tyler, who was convicted of the murder of 62-year-old Charles Robinette in 2007, was transported from the Indiana Women’s Prison to the Madison County Jail on Friday in preparation for the forthcoming trial, according to jail records.

Tyler has court dates of Sept. 29 for her final pretrial conference and Nov. 20 for the jury trial, which will be in Judge Thomas Newman’s Madison Circuit Court 3.

Tyler was found guilty of murder and armed robbery and received a 60-year sentence. She lost her initial appeal in 2008, but the Indiana Court of Appeals reviewed the case again this year and on July 1 reversed the conviction, concluding that Tyler had received ineffective defense counsel.

According to court documents and proceedings, Jeffrey Neal Miller of Anderson and Tyler, now 42, were arrested on suspicion of robbing and killing Robinette, who was found dead of blunt-force trauma to the head on April 13, 2006, in his Anderson apartment.

Under the original sentence, the earliest Tyler would have been eligible for parole was 2035.

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