Woman accused in deputy's death back in court

Andria Kerchner charged with murder in death of Barbara Pill


MELBOURNE, Fla. – A woman accused of killing Brevard Deputy Barbara Pill appeared in court Wednesday afternoon to ask a judge to set bond and give her a chance to get out of jail.

Andria Kerchner is accused of murder in the March 6 killing and is being held without bond. Her attorney, Michael Bross, previously filed a motion to set a reasonable bond.

The hearing was continued and will resume at a later date.

Kerchner is being held in Orange County jail due to potential conflicts in the Sharpes facility. Alleged shooter Brandon Bradley, 22, is being held for the same reasons in Seminole County jail.

Steve Pill and his two sons, the family of slain deputy Pill, sat in the front row of the courtroom for the hearing.

Barbara Pill, 52, was fatally shot in a Melbourne area traffic stop on March 6. She stopped the vehicle because she believed it was connected to a robbery at a nearby motel.