OSCEOLA, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors say a former Missouri jail guard persuaded her terminally ill father to fatally shoot her estranged husband to resolve a custody dispute and then kill himself so it appeared to be a murder-suicide.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that 35-year-old Elizabeth Kilgore pleaded not guilty last week to first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Lance Kilgore.
Prosecutors say her father, 77-year-old Charles Sander, killed his son-in-law and himself in September. The shooting occurred during what was supposed to be a custody exchange at a convenience store in Osceola.
The News-Leader doesn’t describe Sander’s terminal illness.
Court documents say Elizabeth Kilgore had previously asked two inmates to kill her husband but later told one in a recorded phone call that her father had offered to “handle (her) problem.”
Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com