Lee’s Summit lawyer faces second murder charge

September 10, 2013 

A Lee’s Summit lawyer previously charged with murder in the 2010 death of her father now faces a second murder charge in the killing of his girlfriend.

According to the Kansas City Star, Susan “Liz” Van Note was charged Sept. 10 in Camden County, Mo., with two counts of first-degree murder and forgery, according to court records. She initially had been charged in Boone County with one count of murder, but the case there was dropped and refiled in Camden County with the additional count.

Van Note’s 67-year-old father, William Van Note, and his girlfriend, Sharon Dickson, 59, were shot at their vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks in October 2010. Dickson died at the scene, and Van Note was taken to a hospital. Susan Van Note allegedly forged documents that led doctors to remove her father from life support.

A Shawnee couple, Stacey and Desre Dory, were charged as accomplices in the case, but prosecutors on Tuesday dismissed second-degree murder and forgery charges against them.

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