Missing Mom's Husband Granted Significant Bond Reduction

A State district Judge today substantially reduced the $2 million bond set for the husband of missing mom Andreen McDonald, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports..

Judge Frank Castro agreed to lower the bond to $300,000, over the objections of prosecutor Christian Henricksen.

"The defendant has assets that are not normal for someone who is accused of a crime in Bexar County," he said.

Prosecutors say the McDonalds have assets of hundreds of thousands of dollars, thanks largely to Andreen's successful assisted living business.

Henricksen spelled out the allegations against McDonald, that he is alleged to have tried to purchase a gun, and hidden evidence that he tried to destroy evidence. He displayed crime scene photographs of the McDonald home, which included images of saws, shovels, and other implements.

"He is clearly tampering with evidence in the middle of a missing person's investigation with his wife, and then buying a gun is a scary thing."

Sheriff Javier Salazar has said officials believe Andreen is dead, and search parties have fanned out across several parts of north Bexar County the couple was known to frequent searching for her body.

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