McLennan County Sheriff’s Deputies have made an arrest in a 1984 previously unsolved murder of a Bellmead woman, with court papers indicating a critical witness was found who helped bring about the arrest..

Bond was set at a milliion dollars for 54-year-old Charles Emory Sedigas, the victim’s grandson, who was booked into the McLennan County Jail Thursday.

The Cold Case Unit of the Sheriff’s Office got the case in August of last year in cooperation with the Bellmead Police Department.

The victim was 56-year-old Vera Jean Burleson, who was found dead in her home on the morning of June 25 1984 when persons who had become concerned about her went to her home at 1315 Queen’s Court to check on her.

The arrest affidavit stated that the victim had suffered three knife wounds to the face and head.

The affidavit states that cold case investigators located and interviewed what they called a critical witness who said they had been with Sedigas the day before the body was found.

The witness told investigators that Sedigas said he was going to his grandmother’s house and when he returned a few hours later, had a large amount of blood on his clothes.

The affidavit stated that when asked by the witness what had happened, that Sedigas replied, ” I killed Grandma, I stabbed her.”

The affidavit said Sedigas told the witness if she told anyone the same thing would happen to her.

The witness told investigators she later saw Sedigas burning something in the burn barrel at his residence.