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Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader death: Wife says she pulled trigger not son

Devdiscourse News Desk farmin Last Updated at 08-11-2018 22:15:40 IST United States

The wife of a slain Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader says she, not her son, pulled the trigger.

The St Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Malissa Ancona and her son, Paul Edward Jinkerson Jr, face first-degree murder charges in the February 2017 death of Frank Ancona, who called himself an "imperial wizard" of the Ku Klux Klan.

Ancona last year agreed to testify against her son, whom she originally blamed in the shooting.

But in a September 26 letter to Judge Wendy Wexler Horn, Malissa Ancona said: "He did not pull the trigger (I DID)." The next hearing in Ancona's case is set for April. Jinkerson's trial starts in May.

Frank Ancona's body was found dumped beside the Big River close to Belgrade, 110 kilometres south of St Louis.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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