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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Kansas Attorney Charged with Murder for the Second Time

JailSusan Elizabeth Van Note, a Kansas City attorney, was charged a year ago with killing her father, William Van Note in 2010. William Van Note was on vacation with his girlfriend when they were shot and hospitalized. Susan then forged documents that took William off life support after only four days. Prosecutors claimed that Susan showed doctors a forged power of attorney that gave her the final say over her father's health care decisions.


Now, Susan faces a second murder charge for her father's girl's friend. Camden County prosecutor charged Van Note with first-degree murder in the shooting and death of Sharon Dickson, William Van Note's girlfriend. The prosecutor has dropped the charges against Van Note’s friends, Stacey and Desre Dory. Dory’s cooperation is helping the prosecution charge Van Note with murder.

See Associated Press KC Lawyer Faces Second Murder Charge, CJ Online,  Sep. 1o, 2013.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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