Alleged Guide Rock murderers appear in court

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By Tim McNicholas

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Updated: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:02:55 CST

The mother and son accused of killing a Guide Rock woman were appointed their lawyers today at the Webster County Courthouse.

The Casterlines arraignments were held separately on Friday.

But they're both accused of first degree murder, use of a deadly weapon, burglary and theft.

All of those are felonies with steep penalties.

A first degree murder conviction could lead to life in prison without parole.

Shelley and Andrew Casterline allegedly stabbed a 68–year old woman to death in Guide Rock on October 4th.

They're also accused of stealing that same woman's vehicle.

Andrew Casterline's lawyer is Charles Brewster.

Judge Michael Offner says Brewster was chosen because of his experience.

Brewster represented Peter Draper, a Naponee man recently charged with child abuse resulting in death.

Shelley Casterline's lawyer is from Nebraska's Commission on Public Advocacy.

The Casterlines won't return to the Webster County Courthouse until November 1st, when they'll announce whether or not they'd like a preliminary hearing.

They're being held in the Hall County Jail without bail.