APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - A judge is expected to decide Monday whether to delay or drop the case of an Appleton area woman accused of shooting her domestic partner to death.
55-year-old Dianna Siveny is scheduled to go on trial a week from Monday, and the prosecution is missing some key evidence in the case.
Siveny is charged with homicide and substantial battery in the death of Lara Plamann, whose body was found in October of 2007 in the shed of a home the two had shared.
Authorities said Siveny's daughter Kandi did the actual shooting, which reportedly occurred because Plamann had cheated on Kandi's mother.
A third person, Rosie Campbell of St. Paul, is also charged in the case -- and she's refusing to testify against Dianna Siveny even if her remarks get immunity from her prosecution.
Outagamie County District Attorney Carrie Schneider says Campbell's testimony is a "necessity" in the state's case. Campbell reportedly made a confession which resulted in the arrests.
Schneider has asked that next week's trial be delayed -- and if the judge refuses, she'll seek to dismiss the charges without prejudice so she can re-file the case in the future.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)