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Murder trial of a Saint Francis County woman will begin later this month

May 07, 2013 -- 7:00pm

 

A suspect charged in the fatal shooting of Tommy Triplett Junior in Saint Francis County will go to trial later this month.  37-year-old Robin Lucas of Desoto is charged with first-degree murder.  The 29-year-old Triplett died after being shot in the chest at a residence in Northern Saint Francois County April 22nd, 2011, near Triplett’s home.  Lucas claims it was self-defense.  She thought Triplett tipped off police to a Meth lab operation at her house the day before and she retaliated.  Judge Kenneth Pratte has set her trial for May 28th and 29th in Farmington.  Lucas remains jailed on a 2-million dollar cash only bond.

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