'Death-by-forgery' trial is now set for February

Susan Van Note

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) - After several delays, a woman from suburban Kansas City is scheduled to go to trial in February for the deaths of her father and his girlfriend in 2010.

Susan Van Note, of Lee's Summit, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder charges for the deaths of William Van Note, 67, and Sharon Dickson, 59. Dickinson died at a lakefront home in Sunrise Beach in October 2010. Prosecutors say William Van Note survived that attack but died when his daughter forged documents to have him taken off life support at a hospital in Columbia.

Van Note wasn't charged until September 2013.

The trial is now scheduled to begin Feb. 6, with two weeks set aside to hear the case in Laclede County, where it was moved from Camden County to try to ensure a fair trial. The trial has been delayed several times, including a mistrial in June 2015 because of misconduct by potential jurors.

Information from: Lake Sun Leader , http://www.lakesunleader.com/

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