Gresham Police Arrest Co-Conspirator in 2016 Homicide

Gresham Police Dept

Gresham, Ore.— Gresham Police make second arrest in connection to a 2016 homicide. Today at 12:50 p.m., Annastasia Hester’s ex-husband, Matthew Hester, was arrested at his current home in Kennewick, Washington.

On June 10, 2016, Gresham Police responded to a homicide in which the victim, 34-year-old Annastasia Hester, had been stabbed multiple times inside her residence at 193 SW Eastman Parkway. This case has been an ongoing investigation for the past three years.

On October 4, 2017, 37-year-old Angela McCraw-Hester was arrested at her home in Pocatello, Idaho for the Aggravated Murder of Annastasia Hester. Angela McCraw-Hester is the current wife of Annastasia Hester’s ex-husband. She is currently awaiting trial at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

38-year-old Matthew Hester is being charged with Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Solicitation of Murder, and Hindering Prosecution for his role in the murder of Annastasia Hester. He is currently lodged in the Benton County (Washington) Jail awaiting extradition to Oregon.

Gresham Police would like to thank the Multnomah County Major Crimes Team, Portland and Tri-Cities branches of the U.S. Marshals Service, the Kennewick Police Department, and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office for their assistance.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the case can contact Detective Aaron Turnage at 503.618.3136.