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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Judge rules enough evidence for trial in Kuehni case

ELLSWORTH - The evidence for charges against Rose Marie Kuehni are enough for a trial to proceed. Pierce County Judge Joe Boles gave his ruling during Keuhni's initial appearance in Pierce County Criminal Court Friday at the Pierce County Courthouse.

Kuehni, 44, Prescott, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse stemming from the death of her boyfriend Douglas Bailey, 51, of Prescott. Bailey's was reportedly killed by Kuehni from shotgun wounds suffered back on Nov. 22. His body was hidden for four days in a shed at their home in Prescott and then on Thanksgiving was transported out-of-state where a friend of Kuehni's Clarence Hicks, 60, of Tennessee, reportedly transported the body from Illinois to Kentucky where it was later dumped over an embankment. It was later discovered by the Kentucky State Police on Dec. 8 after Kuehni reportedly admitted to the murder back on Dec. 7 and Hicks was tracked down in Georgia on Dec. 8. 

Kuehni claims in the police report she shot Bailey in self-defense. She is being held over in Pierce County Jail with a cash bond of $100,000. 

Kuehni's next court date is on Jan. 5 at 11:30 a.m. for arraignment. For more on this story read this week's Prescott Journal.

Rose Marie Kuehni, 44, (Right) and her attorney Mark Gehrty during her initial court appearance.

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