Homicide trial begins Monday for Lynlee Renick, accused of killing her reptile breeding husband

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COLUMBIA, Mo (KMIZ)

The homicide trial of Lynlee Renick is about to start out on Monday. Renick is charged with first-degree homicide and armed felony motion in reference to the dying of her husband, Ben Renick.

In response to court docket information, the trial is about to start out underneath Decide Kevin Crane within the Boone County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m.

Prosecutors say Lynlee shot and killed her husband on their Montgomery County property on June 8, 2017.

Previous to his dying in early 2017, Ben Renick was within the strategy of promoting his snake breeding enterprise for $1.2 million.

On the day of homicide Ben Renick, Lynlee’s ex-boyfriend, Michael Humphrey allegedly drove Lynlee to her and Ben’s residence in Montgomery County. Throughout this time, Ashley Shaw an worker of Lynlee’s Columbia spa, stayed again on the spa to ship textual content messages to Lynlee’s cellphone to cowl their tracks.

In response to a possible trigger assertion, shortly after Lynlee and Humphrey arrived on the residence, Lynlee shot Ben a number of instances whereas he was tending to his snakes in his reptile facility.

The assertion then says Lynlee and Humphrey cleaned up the shell casings and the 2 left the scene.

In January of 2020, three years after Ben’s dying, Brandon Blackwell went to the Missouri Freeway Patrol saying Lynlee had confessed to him in regards to the homicide. This led to the arrests of Lynlee and Humphrey they usually each had been charged with first-degree homicide and armed felony motion.

In response to court docket paperwork, Lynlee was dealing with monetary points along with her Columbia primarily based spa and she or he was fearful Ben had the means to take their youngsters away from her. This led prosecutors to consider Lynlee had a monetary motive to kill Ben.

Ashley Shaw reached a take care of prosecutors and was not charged within the homicide.

A jury discovered her ex-boyfriend Michael Humphrey responsible of first-degree homicide for serving to with the homicide in October. He’s scheduled to be sentenced in January of 2022.

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