Woman pleads guilty in 2011 double murder near Columbia
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a double murder.
Thirty-one-year-old Jacie Coari, of Mexico, Missouri, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree attempted robbery. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison for each count, with the sentences to run concurrently.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Coari gave her husband a ride to rob 33-year-old Amanda Wieberg, and her father, 56-year-old Michael Wieber, in September 2011. Her husband, Ryan Coari, shot the Wiebers and set their home on fire.
Ryan Coari is serving two consecutive life sentences.
Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney Christ Wilson says he agreed to the plea deal because Jackie Coari had a small part in the crime and cooperated with investigators.