OKLAHOMA CITY – A high-profile murder trial is scheduled to begin in Oklahoma City Monday.
Anne Hill was last seen on April 11, 2014.
The 16-year-old seemingly vanished without a trace. She was never seen or heard from again after leaving a friend’s house.
Days later, her car was found abandoned in an Edmond neighborhood, near 2nd and Coltrane.
Six months after Hill vanished, Chole Thomas, then 17, turned herself into police and confessed to taking part in Hill’s murder.
According to court records, Thomas told police Chadd Raymond, then 16, “attacked Anne and strangled her until she died.”
Court records show Thomas allegedly admitted to helping “Raymond dispose of Anne’s body.”
However, Raymond said he did choke Hill, but it was Thomas who finished choking Hill until she died.
Originally, Raymond was charged with first degree murder but, he later cut a deal with the state and agreed to testify against Thomas.
Raymond told the court the plan was to rob Hill and take her car.
So, he said Thomas text messaged Hill acting like Raymond’s older brother, who Hill had a relationship with.
Hill showed up at the apartment where Thomas and Raymond were.
Hours later, she was dead.
Raymond said he and Thomas took Hill’s body and headed south, eventually dumping it in a field in McClain County.
Raymond testified he covered Hill’s head with a sack, hitting her multiple times with a wrench.
He said Thomas suggested that would keep someone from recognizing Hill.
A year after Hill disappeared, her skull and two dozen bones were found scattered in the field.
As far as a motive, prosecutors said Thomas was jealous of Hill because she too had a relationship with Raymond’s brother.
Raymond is serving 35 years in prison for his involvement in Hill’s murder.
Jury selection in Thomas’ trial is scheduled to begin Monday morning.
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