APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - A mother and her daughter are being freed for now, as they await trials for the 2007 murder of the mother's domestic partner near Appleton.
Outagamie County Circuit Judge Nancy Krueger ruled Tuesday that prosecutors violated Dianna and Kandi Siveny's requests for speedy trials. They filed those requests in January, and state law requires the trials to be held within 90 days -- or else the defendants must be released.
Charges can also be dropped if the state deliberately violates a defendant's right to a speedy trial -- but Krueger said the Siveny case did not reach that threshold.
55-year-old Dianne Siveny and her 35-year-old daughter Kandi are both charged with homicide and substantial battery in the slaying of Lara Plamann. Prosecutors said Kandi shot Plamann for cheating on her mother.
Separate trials for the two defendants are now scheduled for August and September.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)