CLEARFIELD – Denny S. Bailey, 41, of Woodland was convicted on all charges Thursday in the 2017 murder of Chase Anderson, 19, of Curwensville.
Bailey was found guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy-murder, aggravated assault, conspiracy-aggravated assault, kidnapping, conspiracy-kidnapping and related offenses.
Anderson was reported missing by his mother in August of 2017, but the investigation quickly turned into a murder case when Bailey’s co-defendant, Kenja K. Tew, 26, reportedly told people that Anderson was not coming back alive or wasn’t coming back at all.
After being questioned, Tew took state police to a remote area of Pike Township where they found Anderson’s body, which was partially burned.
Both Tew and Chantell Demi, Bailey’s ex-girlfriend, had testified previously that it was Bailey, who plotted to take Anderson to the clearing in the woods to scare him, beat him and leave him to find his own way home.
Instead, Tew said after putting Anderson in a chokehold as Bailey asked him to, Anderson got loose and fought with Bailey, who stabbed him in the back several times. Tew admitted he also stabbed Anderson in the shoulder.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.