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Court papers reveal new details in Sievers slaying

Posted: 7:16 AM, Jun 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-27 07:16:14-04
Court papers reveal new details in Sievers death
Court papers reveal new details in Sievers death

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Court documents are revealing new details about the killing of a doctor in her southwest Florida home.

The News-Press reports (http://newspr.es/290bfV9) the new details were included in a motion filed Friday by the attorney for Mark Sievers.

Authorities say Sievers arranged his 46-year-old wife's June 2015 killing with two Missouri men, Jimmy Rodgers and Curtis Wayne Wright Jr.

Defense attorney Michael Mummert wants the court to release Wright's grand jury testimony.

Wright pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Mummert says it's important to know what Wright said under oath that led to Sievers' indictment for first-degree murder.

According to Mummert's motion, Wright told investigators he was the first to hit the doctor over the head with a hammer.

Rodgers also faces a first-degree murder charge.

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Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, http://www.news-press.com

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