Murder suspect: 'She asked me to kill her, so I did' | KOB 4

Murder suspect: 'She asked me to kill her, so I did'

Brittany Costello
June 18, 2018 06:19 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A third suspect is behind bars and charged in the death of a postal worker.


Marilyn Gandert went missing back in January before her body was discovered badly burned on a secluded road in Sandoval County. Her grandson, Drake Bickett, is the latest to be arrested and charged, accused of stabbing his grandmother to death, according to court documents.

On Friday, while being placed in an APD squad car, the 20-year-old Bickett admitted to killing Gandert nearly six months after her body was discovered.

Gandert's daughter-in-law, Alissa Bickett, and their roommate, Annie Rael, had previously been arrested in connection with the crime.

Police believe Gandert was murdered just three days after she legally evicted the trio from a West Side home because they stopped paying rent.

The state has filed a motion to keep Drake Bickett in jail before his trial. Whether that request for preventative detention is granted will be determined by a district court judge.

Bail was not granted for Alissa Bickett or Rael. 


Brittany Costello

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