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Trial Underway for Independence Woman Accused of Killing Husband

Trial is underway for an Independence woman accused of killing her ex-husband two years ago.

34-year old Hillary Hunziker is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of her husband, Jason, on November 6, 2017. Prosecutors say she snuck into her ex-husband’s home northwest of Independence and stabbed him.

Their 9-year old son called 911. The child told the 911 operator, “My mom just stabbed my dad”.

Jason also called 911, saying his ex-wife had stabbed him.

Emergency personnel found Jason dead in the home when they arrived shortly after the call. Hillary was later found with her son in Robins.

A criminal complaint says Hillary admitted to stabbing her ex-husband.

Jury selection in the case began Wednesday in Buchanan County District Court, with testimony getting underway on Thursday from those who first responded to the scene.

She has pleaded not guilty.


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