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Woman charged in Pulaski County murder waives formal arraignment

Posted at 12:21 PM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 18:19:13-05

SOMERSET, Ky. (LEX 18) — The woman accused of murdering a missing Pulaski County woman waived her right to a formal arraignment in court Friday.

Danelle Powell appeared before a judge to answer to charges that she killed LeeAnna Brumley. Brumley has been missing since May 22.

Powell, 33, has been charged with murder in the death of LeeAnna Brumley. According to court documents, detectives believe that Powell led Brumley to an undisclosed area before shooting her.

Detectives also believe a hatchet was used and that the body was burned at another location.

Deputies said that Brumley and Powell were staying at Gerald Hendricks' home on May 22.

Officials say that Hendricks and his cousin, Corky Hendricks, will likely be charged in the case soon. Corky Hendricks is in jail on unrelated charges.

After Powell waived her formal arraignment, the judge ordered her to be held without bail. She will be back in court of Nov. 20.