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ORSO: Woman confesses to shooting, killing man

ORANGE COUNTY - From Orange County S.O. - On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, around 9:45 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff's Office received a call about a disturbance at residence in the 1400 block of Terry Road in Vidor. While the caller was speaking to the Dispatcher, the caller stated that gunshots could be heard outside 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.

UPDATE: JULIA RHOTON ANDREWS, W/F, Age 58 (DOB 07/21/1954) was brought to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office where she was interviewed by investigators concerning this incident. ANDREWS advised that she and Randy Peddy had gotten into a verbal and physical altercation and she confessed to shooting and killing Randy Peddy. JULIA ANDREWS was arrested for Murder and booked into the Orange County Correctional Facility. Bond has been set at $250,000.

The Orange County Homicide Investigation Team was notified and was dispatched to the scene.  There were several witnesses at the residence, including the actor.  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.


The investigation into the cause of death is ongoing and further information will be released as it becomes available.  The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are being assisted by the Cities of Vidor, Orange, Bridge City and West Orange Police Departments, as well as the Texas Rangers.



ORSO: Woman confesses to shooting, killing man

Thursday, November 29 2012, 03:21 PM CST
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