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Hearing for Wagoner woman accused of killing her roommate

Posted at 8:16 AM, Apr 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-07 13:37:13-04

TULSA, Okla. — The motions hearing for the Wagoner woman accused of killing her roommate started Wednesday.

Kore Bommeli pleaded not guilty in February to killing 53-year-old Talina Galloway.

It’s almost been a year-to-the-day since Talina Galloway disappeared. After a lengthy investigation, the case is culminating into a trial set to begin after a series of hearings.

Wagoner County prosecutors will show the evidence against Bommeli before a judge sets a date for the trial to begin. Bommeli returned to Oklahoma last month after being arrested in Wisconsin in January.

Galloway, Bommeli's roommate, went missing in April of 2020. Shortly after, Bommeli left for Arkansas and told officials she left town because she had coronavirus. Galloway’s remains were later found in a freezer in Arkansas.

Wagoner County investigators formally charged Bommeli after finding traces of blood in their shared apartment and a tip from a woman in Arkansas, where Galloway's remains were found.

After a nearly one-year-long investigation, Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott, speaking on behalf of the DA’s office, says they are confident they will get a conviction.

“This has been over a nine-month-long investigation. It has been a very exhausting investigation. We’re now starting the first of the judicial process. I believe we have a very strong case against her and I’ll look forward to a successful prosecution,” Sheriff Elliott said.

Bommeli has 14 charges against her, including first-degree murder and desecration of a human corpse; both of which could be a life sentence.

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