Missouri lawyer acquitted in killings of dad, his girlfriend

11 months 3 days 21 hours ago Wednesday, February 15 2017 Feb 15, 2017 Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:57:00 AM CST February 15, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

LEBANON (AP) — A Kansas City attorney has been acquitted in the killing of her millionaire father and his girlfriend at their Missouri lake house.

The Kansas City Star reports that jurors found Susan "Liz" Van Note not guilty Tuesday of two counts of first-degree murder in the 2010 attack on 67-year-old William Van Note and 59-year-old Sharon Dickson.

Dickson was stabbed and shot at the Lake of the Ozarks house and died at the scene.

William Van Note died four days later at a hospital, where authorities say his daughter produced a document suggesting she had power of attorney. Investigators say she requested that the ventilator keeping him alive be shut off.

Authorities allege Van Note was in debt and angry that Dickson would have inherited the bulk of her father's estate.

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