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  • Trial of murder conspirator delayed

  • A Boone County judge has agreed to delay the trial of one of three defendants in the death of a wealthy Kansas City businessman.
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  • A Boone County judge has agreed to delay the trial of one of three defendants in the death of a wealthy Kansas City businessman.
    Desre and Stacey Dory were arrested and charged with second degree murder and forgery for the death of William Van Note. He was found critically wounded at his lake home in Sunrise Beach on Oct. 2, 2010. The Dorys are accused of helping William Van Note's daughter, Susan Elizabeth Van Note, forge a power of attorney document that eventually led to him being taken off life support while undergoing treatment at a Boone County hospital.
    Desre Dory's trial was scheduled to get underway Tuesday in Boone County. The trial was delayed at the request of the prosecution. The defense did not object to the delay.
    William B. Van Note, 67 and Sharon L. Dickson, 59 died after suffering gunshot wounds at their lake home in Sunrise Beach residence on Oct. 2, 2010. Dickson was pronounced dead at the scene. Van Note was transported to a Boone County hospital. He died several days later after being removed from life support.
    Van Note was able to call 911 before he lost consciousness.
    The 911 call led Camden County deputies to Van Note's home on the lake's westside shortly after 11 p.m. the night of Oct. 2. The body of Sharon L. Dickson was found in the home's upstairs master suite. Van Note was found nearby. No one has been charged in Dickson's death.
    The couple had been seen returning home about 5 p.m. earlier that evening. No one in the neighborhood reported hearing anything that evening prior to be awakened by sirens and dogs barking.
    The charges against the Dorys and Susan Elizabeth Van Note were filed following an indictment handed down by a Boone County jury in Sept. 2012.
    The court documents allege Van Note conspired to kill her father by having him removed from life support using a forged power of attorney.
    The Dorys signatures were on the forged documents.
    They were referred to as friends of Elizabeth Van Note.
    Desre Dory was the first of the three defendants scheduled for trial.
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