Murder trial for Missouri attorney rescheduled for August

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(LEBANON, Mo., AP) — The murder trial of a suburban Kansas City attorney accused of killing her millionaire father and his girlfriend has been rescheduled for August.

The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1Lcow74) reports Susan Elizabeth Van Note of Lee’s Summit now will go to trial Aug. 17 for the slayings of 59-year-old Sharon Dickson and 67-year-old William Van Note. Dickson died at the couple’s Sunrise Beach home at the Lake of the Ozarks on Oct. 2, 2010, while Van Note died three days later at a Columbia hospital.
Prosecutors say Susan Van Note forged power of attorney documents and persuaded doctors to take her father off life support.
Laclede County Circuit Judge declared a mistrial last week before her trial was to begin because potential jurors had been discussing the case.
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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com