Thursday, May 15
(Appleton, WI) -- Two suspects in a 2007 Wisconsin murder are being set free after a judge ruled that prosecutors violated their requests for speedy trials, and one of them will await her court date in Minnesota. Thirty-five-year-old Kandi Siveny and her 55-year-old mother, Diana, are each charged with murder and battery in the death of Lara Plamann. Prosecutors say Kandi shot Plamann to death for cheating on her mother. Once speedy trial requests are filed, Wisconsin law requires a trial to be held within 90 days or the defendants must be released. The charges can also be dropped if the delay is ruled to be deliberate but the judge said it didn't reach that threshold. Diana Siveny's trial is now scheduled for August and Kandi's for September. Kandi will be allowed to return to St. Paul but will be required to wear a GPS monitor, check in with police regularly, abstain from drinking, and submit to random drug tests.