APPLETON - A mother and daughter accused of murdering a Greenville woman are set to go to trial. Kandi Siveny and her mother Dianna are charged with killing Lara Plamann in 2007. The Sivenys were in Outagamie County court this afternoon.
Two investigators with the Outagamie County Sheriff's Department took the stand in Appleton Monday.
Sgt. Jeff Dietzen described interviews with Dianna Siveny. She discussed her relationship with Lara Plamann.
"Said there was no problems in the relationship, they were getting along fine. So there was no indications of any problems with the relationship," said Dietzen.
Dianna Siveny and Lara Plamann lived together. According to Dietzen, Dianna Siveny was the sole beneficiary of Plamann's will. However, investigators said Dianna Sivany thought Plamann was cheating. So Sgt. Chris Hammen said Dianna Siveny and her daughter Kandi asked a third woman, Rosie Campbell to kill Plamann.
"Dianna told her, said, 'you know, a beating's not good enough. I want this girl dead," said Hammen.
According to Hammen, Campbell told authorities the Sivenys offered her $5,000 to kill Plamann.
Hammen says Campbell also said she and Kandi Siveny were using methamphetamine in the days leading up to the murder.
He says Campbell said at the last minute she changed her mind.
"She said, 'I don't want to do this,' Kandi told Rosie, 'I got this,'" explained Hammen.
Investigators say Campbell told them she watched Kandi Siveny shoot and kill Plamann.
"Gunshot wounds to the head causing severe damage to the skull, brain and temporal lobes," said Dietzen.
Hammen did testify the main evidence against Kandi Siveny is Campbell's statement.
Judge Mark McGinnis decided there is enough evidence to go to trial.
Outagamie County District Attorney Carrie Schneider said it could take a while for the trial to begin. The Sivenys are being tried together, while Rosie Campbell is charged separately.
"The attorneys, all of them involved will need a significant amount of time to get through the reports that are there,' said Schneider.
The Sivenys' attorneys would not speak with FOX 11 after court .
Both defendants will be back in court to enter their pleas in June.
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