Motions filed in Holts Summit murder case

Defense asks court to exclude defendant statements

Callaway County Public Defender Jason Carver filed a series of motions Monday asking the Callaway County Circuit Court to throw out statements made to investigators and several subpoenas issued by the Callaway County prosecuting attorney in the first-degree murder case against Sandra Plunkett of Holts Summit.

Plunkett, 38, is accused of fatally shooting her husband, 52-year-old retired Jefferson City police officer Paul Plunkett.

Investigators report Plunkett originally told police she was outside her home when she saw a man in camouflage with a gun walking down the street. She reportedly told investigators when she entered the home, she found her husband on the floor, shot in the back of the head.

A probable cause for arrest statement from investigators states Plunkett was arrested after she later changed her story and confessed on Jan. 4, 2011, to the Jan. 1, 2011, killing of her husband.

The confession came while being ....

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