APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - A judge in Outagamie County has delayed the trial of an Appleton area woman accused of shooting her domestic partner to death.
55-year-old Dianna Siveny was scheduled to go on trial a week from today, 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 Greenville 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 Minnesota, 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. Schneider asked that next week's trial be delayed -- and the judge rescheduled Dianna Siveny's trial for January 26.
Campbell reportedly made a confession which resulted in the arrests. But she has asked the judge to throw out her confession, claiming police illegally detained her and coerced her statements.
On Friday, Campbell’s trial was rescheduled to begin October 20. Kandy Siveny’s trial is set to start September 29.
(Additional reporting from FOX 11 and Wheeler News Service)