this undated handout file photo provided by Ramsey County
Sheriff’s Office, Rosie Campbell of St. Paul, Minn. is
seen. Wisconsin prosecutors agreed to drop a homicide charge
against Campbell, accused in a 2007 slaying, if she
testifies against her two co-defendants.
Wisconsin prosecutors agreed to drop a homicide charge against a
woman accused in a 2007 slaying if she testifies against her two
40, of Minnesota was originally charged as a party to the killing
of Lara Plamann following her confession last year. She pleaded no
contest to theft and party to criminal damage to property in
exchange for testimony against Dianna and Kandi Siveny.
police Dianna Siveny offered her $5,000 to kill Plamann, Siveny's
domestic partner, Post-Crescent Media (http://post.cr/1teM3hb
) reported. But Campbell backed out and instead saw Kandi Siveny,
Dianna's daughter, carry out the October 2007 shooting in a shed
near Plamann's Greenville home, according to court documents.
The theft and
damage charges relate to a separate incident that occurred about
two months before Plamann's death. Campbell vandalized a car and
stole a stereo belonging to a woman who had previously dated
Plamann. Campbell, who is a repeat offender, could be sentenced to
more than 10 years in prison.
District Attorney Carrie Schneider said she will recommend a
sentence of six to eight months in jail followed by three years of
probation for Campbell.
this was an appropriate resolution that addresses (Campbell's)
actions," Schneider said. "Resolving any one of these
cases to give the family closure is important at this point."
to testify against her co-defendants in late July, even when
offered immunity from prosecution. If she refuses to testify at
the upcoming trials against Dianna and Kandi Siveny, Schneider
said she can ask the judge to revoke the sentence. But the plea
agreement prevents prosecutors from being able to refile the
Campbell is scheduled for Jan. 15, and trials for the Sivenys are
currently slated for February and June.