Man on trial for attempted murder

Published 12:14 am Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Opening arguments slated this morning in 2014 domestic case

Opening arguments are expected today in an attempted murder case in which Justin Corey Andrews was charged with attempted murder in a fire that severely burned his wife.

The five occurred in November of 2014.

Andrews, then 32, and his wife, Stephanie Dawn Andrews, then 39, were airlifted to the University of South Alabama medical Center in Mobile after rescue workers found them in the front yard of their Batton Street home in Opp.

The Opp Fire Department, Opp Police Department, and state fire marshal investigated the fire.

In 2014, a public information officer for the first marshal said the couple had managed to pull a burning love seat to the front yard, where they were waiting for emergency responders.

Andrews was charged with attempted murder the following week, with bond set at $500,000.

Grace Jeter is prosecuting the case for the state. Local attorney Corey Bryan is defending Andrews.