Collinsville Woman Pleads Guilty to Carbondale Murder

Jul 22, 2019

A Metro East woman has been sentenced in a 2016 murder in Carbondale.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 25-year-old Tiesha Anderson of Collinsville pleaded guilty to First Degree Murder and Concealment of a Homicide. She received 35 years for murder and a consecutive term of five years for concealment of the crime.

At her plea, Anderson admitted to her role in the death of 39-year-old Robin Stief of Salem, who was hit in the head with a hammer, strangled with a belt and suffocated with a pillow before she died at an apartment located on South Marion in Carbondale.

After she died, Stief's body was placed into a large trashcan and wheeled from the apartment to a location on East Main Street where it was set on fire to prevent the discovery of her murder.

The investigation also resulted in the arrests Lauren Stinde, and Robert Dennis. Stinde pleaded guilty to the charge of First-Degree Murder and awaits sentencing. Dennis pleaded not guilty and awaits a jury trial.