Murder charge dropped against Kandi Siveny

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – A judge in Wisconsin has dismissed homicide charges against a Minnesota woman set to go on trial in a 2007 slaying.

Outagamie County Judge Nancy Krueger dismissed the charges Monday against Kandi Siveny, of St. Paul, Minnesota, in the death of Laura Plamann. The judge dismissed the charges without prejudice, meaning they could be refiled in the future. Defense attorney Dan Sanders asked that the dismissal be with prejudice, meaning the charges could not be refiled.

District Attorney Carrie Schneider asked for the dismissal, citing changing facts and evidence. Attorneys tell Post-Crescent Media a similar motion has been filed for Dianna Siveny, Kandi’s mother, also charged in the death.

Plamann was found shot to death in October of 2007 in a shed near the Greenville home she shared with Dianna Siveny, her domestic partner.  FOX 11