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Trial date set in murder-for-hire case

Friday, May 6, 2011

The trial of a former Barry County woman facing federal murder charges is scheduled to begin on Sept. 19 in federal court in St. Louis.

Kay Young, 56, of Novinger, and her friend, Katherine Mock, 57, of Cassville, and her friend, Kay Young, 56, of Novinger, are charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of murder for hire.

The charges stem from the 2006 shooting death of young's husband, Melvin "Beau" Griesbauer, of Novinger, outside the Young-Griesbauer residence in northwest Missouri.

According to court records, Mock was approached by Young about finding someone to kill her husband. It is alleged that Mock first tried to recruit someone to kill Griesbauer. According to the indictment, Mock approached two different people about killing Griesbauer, offering $6,000 and $10,000.

According to the federal indictment, Mock allegedly left her home in Cassville on March 22, 2006, and drove to the couple's home in Novinger.

The indictment alleges that Young picked her husband up from work and when the couple returned home, Mock and Young caused the death of Griesbauer by shooting him in the head with a .30-30 Winchester caliber rifle.

On April 6, 2006, Mock was arrested at a mental health facility in Joplin.

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