Woman linked to Kentucky murder arrested in Texas 16 years after murder


A Kentucky woman accused of killing 84-year-old Roscoe Mayes in 2006 was arrested in Texas over the weekend, according to the Christian County Sheriff’s Office.

Annastaja Hathaway, 39, is one of three women charged with killing or being an accessory to the murder of Mayes in Christian County more than 15 years ago, according to an indictment. Hathaway was hiding in Houston and authorities learned of her whereabouts from an anonymous tip on Bluegrass Crime Stoppers.

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Bluegrass Crime Stoppers said the tip came in around 9 p.m. Saturday and Hathaway was detained without incident about three hours later. Hathaway was disguised with a wig and a completely different appearance.

The address listed by Hathaway on the indictment is in Houston. The sheriff’s office said they were in the process of extraditing him to Kentucky

The other two women listed on the indictment, Regina Vause, 56, and Lashanda Bell, 56, were arrested last month, according to WHOP News Radio.

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The indictment says the women beat or stabbed the victim with a dangerous instrument. All three have been charged with murder and robbery and are being held on $1 million bail, according to court records.


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