COLUMBIA, Mo. - New details have emerged about a Johnson County, Kan., couple's involvement in the 2010 murder of William Van Note.
Stacy and Desre Dory pleaded 'not guilty' to forgery and second-degree murder charges in connection with his death in a Boone County courtroom Monday afternoon.
Prosecutors allege that Van Note's daughter, Liz Van Note, shot him in October 2010 and then forged a power of attorney document to control his medical treatment. He died four days later after being "denied life-saving treatment...as a result of the forgery," according to indictments unsealed Monday.
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Van Note has been charged with first-degree murder and forgery.
While prosecutors don't believe either Dory ever pulled a trigger, they say they both handed over the power of attorney to hospital staff knowing Van Note had forged it.
William Van Note's companion of 20 years, Sharon Dickson, was also fatally shot the night he was killed. She died before ever making it to a hospital.
The pair was days away from getting married. Liz Van Note, a local attorney, is the sole heir of the estate, but will not be eligible to receive benefits if she is convicted.
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