Vidor woman arrested for murder
While the caller was speaking to the Dispatcher, the caller stated that gunshots could be heard outside of the residence.
Once Deputies arrived on scene, they located a white male lying lifeless in the yard of the residence. Emergency medical personnel with Acadian Ambulance and the Vidor Fire Department arrived on scene and determined the male subject was deceased.
The Orange County Homicide Investigation Team was notified and was dispatched to the scene. There were several witnesses at the residence, including the caller. All were brought in for questioning to determine what occurred. The names of the witnesses and actor are not being released at this time.
The deceased male was identified as Randy Peddy w/m, age 42 (DOB: 12-08-69). Justice of the Peace Judge Price arrived on scene and ordered an autopsy. The deceased victim was transported to the Jefferson County Morgue.
Julia Rhoton Andrews, 58, was brought to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office where she was interviewed by investigators concerning the shooting. Andrews stated that she and Peddy had gotten into a verbal and physical altercation and she confessed to shooting and killing Peddy. Andrews was arrested for murder and was booked into the Orange County Correctional Facility. Bond was set at $250,000.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Investigators were assisted by the Cities of Vidor, Orange, Bridge City and West Orange Police Departments, as well as the Texas Rangers.