Waverly Woman Indicted for Murder and Fraudulent Charges in Wood County Grand Jury Indictments

PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – Melody Ann Anderson, a resident of Waverly, has been indicted on charges of murder, concealment of a deceased human body, as well as 21 counts of fraudulent use of an access device. She is accused of killing a man and hiding his body.

The charges against Anderson stem from an investigation into the disappearance of Robert Marshall Throckmorton, who was reported missing by his family in May 2022. Anderson, who was in a relationship with Throckmorton, told authorities that she shot him after he allegedly attempted to sexually assault her, and then buried his body on her property. She had previously been charged with second-degree murder, but the grand jury returned an indictment for first-degree murder, indicating premeditation and intent.

In addition to the murder charges, Anderson is also facing multiple counts of fraudulent use of an access device. It is alleged that she used Throckmorton’s veterans benefit card to make purchases after his death.

The indictment of Anderson is part of a larger set of indictments handed down by the Wood County Grand Jury this week. A total of 61 defendants were indicted on various charges ranging from sexual assault to drug offenses.

Among those indicted were David Adams, who is facing charges of sexual assault and sexual abuse; David Allen Bailey, who is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; and Robert Roy Bain, who is facing charges of shoplifting.

The list of indictments also includes individuals charged with crimes such as embezzlement, forgery, and child neglect. The charges cover a range of offenses and highlight the scope of criminal activity in the area.

The Wood County Grand Jury’s indictments serve as a reminder of the ongoing efforts by law enforcement to bring individuals accused of crimes to justice. Cases like these underscore the importance of a fair and impartial legal system in holding individuals accountable for their actions.

As the legal process unfolds, it is crucial to remember that all defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The indictment is the first step in the legal process, and it will be up to the prosecution to present evidence and build a case against the defendants. Only after a thorough examination of the evidence will the defendants have an opportunity to present their side of the story.

In the coming months, the defendants will have their day in court, where they will have the opportunity to mount a defense against the charges brought against them. The outcome of these cases will ultimately be determined by a judge or jury, who will review the evidence and make a decision based on the facts presented.

It is important to remember that the indictments are simply allegations at this stage, and the defendants will have their chance to contest the charges in a court of law. As the legal process unfolds, it is crucial that the rights of all individuals involved are respected, and that justice is served.