Mother of Missing Woman Copes As Killer is Released

2 years ago July 08, 2013 Jul 8, 2013 Monday, July 08 2013 Monday, July 08, 2013 5:51:14 PM CDT in News
By: Devon Fasbinder

HOLTS SUMMIT - Four years after Michael Yarnell was sentenced to prison for killing his wife Angie Yarnell, he was released Monday, three years early for good behavior.  Michael Yarnell was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. He confessed to killing Angie Yarnell and because there was no evidence or body found, he was sentenced to seven years.

Marianne Asher-Chapman is the mother of Angie Yarnell. She said today was difficult but so is every other day.

"I think about Angie every minute.  She was my only daughter," Asher-Chapman said.

Now that Michael Yarnell is free, Asher-Chapman said she is not happy, but she doesn't care what happens to him.  All she wants is to find her daughter.

Asher-Chapman said the hardest part is not knowing.  Because no remains were found, she said she has no way of knowing what actually happened.  She doesn't believe Michael Yarnell's story that he pushed Angie Yarnell off of a deck killing her. 

Asher-Chapman copes in many ways including writing a letter to her daughter every day.  She has done this for nearly 10 years - ever since Angie went missing.  Asher-Chapman said originally she wanted to document her love for Angie Yarnell in the letters so that if she came home, she could read them.  But now, Asher-Chapman adds pictures, newspaper clippings, and anything else that reminds her of her daughter. She has filled 20 notebooks.

In addition to the letters, Asher-Chapman buys Angie Yarnell gifts and writes her cards for special occasions and holidays and keeps them all in a trunk upstairs.  The trunk is full of things that Asher-Chapman said she would love - being a queen, nature, and jewelry.

While Asher-Chapman is not happy with Michael Yarnell's release and wants laws changed to put him away longer, she said the only thing he can do for her now is tell her where her daughter is.  She wants to bring her home and give her a proper burial.

 

Related Stories

More News

Grid
List
BOONE COUNTY - Boone County Fire Protection District responded to a fire outside of Hallsville Monday night. It happened... More >>
15 minutes ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 11:38:22 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Republican-led Missouri Senate for the first time in years debated a bill to repeal the... More >>
3 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 8:37:24 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Emerging Issues Committee heard a bill on Monday that would establish statewide regulations for "transportation network... More >>
7 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 4:07:03 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - In light of International Epilepsy Day, MU Healthcare announced the expanded Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) at Women's and... More >>
4 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 7:48:31 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Eighth graders at the Columbia Independent School (CIS) on North Stadium Boulevard have been studying weather related data... More >>
4 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 7:46:17 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The MU Asian American Association celebrated the Chinese New Year on campus Monday. According to the lunisolar Chinese... More >>
4 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 7:30:17 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY – Disaster survivors will receive $29.2 million grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individuals and Households Program.... More >>
6 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 5:52:09 PM CST in Continuous News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis utility company is pushing back on the federal government's plan to cut carbon... More >>
6 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 5:18:19 PM CST in Continuous News
CALLAWAY COUNTY – 21-year-old Harley Walls was arrested in St. Peters when he was located in possession of one vehicle... More >>
7 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 4:53:32 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Two proposals aimed at requiring Missourians to show photo ID before voting are heading to the... More >>
7 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 4:22:37 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSM) held its first time event last Monday to address Thomas Hart... More >>
1 week ago January 29, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Friday, January 29 2016 Friday, January 29, 2016 7:20:03 PM CST in Continuous News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man convicted of a 1994 homicide in St. Louis is planning to appeal his case... More >>
7 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 3:59:58 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY - A proposed bill in the Missouri House would require all schools supported by public funds to recite... More >>
8 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 3:47:04 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The downtown community improvement district (CID) is ready to start the first phase of The Gateways project. ... More >>
8 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 3:32:43 PM CST in Continuous News
FERGUSON (AP) — New estimates show Ferguson's cost of implementing reforms spelled out in a consent agreement with the U.S.... More >>
8 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 3:27:45 PM CST in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - In a letter to faculty and staff on Monday, MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley said Daniel Clay, dean... More >>
8 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 3:23:30 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERS ON CITY (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is pushing for a program that would track prescription drugs and let... More >>
8 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 3:12:32 PM CST in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY – Morgan Keegan will pay $850,000 for Mamtek securities fraud. Secretary of State Jason Kander announced on... More >>
8 hours ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 Monday, February 08, 2016 2:55:09 PM CST in Continuous News
Interactive Radar Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 24°
12am 23°
1am 22°
2am 22°
3am 21°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

11:37 pm
Late Night with Seth Meyers
12:37 am
Last Call with Carson Daly
1:07 am
The Insider
11:30 pm
Community
12:00 am
Community
12:30 am
The King of Queens

Tonight's Schedule

7:00 pm
Superstore
7:30 pm
Telenovela
8:00 pm
The Biggest Loser
7:00 pm
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
8:00 pm
Jane the Virgin
9:00 pm
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30 pm
Seinfeld