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September 18, 2012

BREAKING NEWS 12:06 p.m.: Woman charged with murder in 2003 slaying of Yale man

PAWNEE, Okla. — A 31-year old woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the July 26, 2003, slaying of a Heath Riley Reams of Yale, according to multicounty grand jury documents unsealed Tuesday morning.

Amanda S. Bolstad-Sanders is an inmate at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud.

Bolstad-Sanders is accused of using a baseball bat to kill Reams, 26.

Reams disappeared from Jennings in July 2003. His vehicle was found three miles east of Jennings on Nov. 5, 2003.

 Assistant Attorney General Megan Tilley said Reams’ body has never been recovered.

If convicted, she could receive the death penalty or a life sentence without chance for parole.

Bolstad-Sanders was convicted in April 2011 in Payne County District Court on perjury and possession of methamphetamine charges.

She also was convicted in Payne County in January 2007 on charges of receiving money, goods or services with another’s credit card and use of lost credit card.

Bolstand-Sanders was convicted in Creek County in 2004 on charges of knowingly concealing stolen property and forgery.

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