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A Nixa woman charged with killing her boyfriend is scheduled to stand trial for second degree murder on April 20, 2009.

Kelly Pardue told investigators that her boyfriend, Jon Sell, shot himself in the bedroom of the couples home on Texas Street in January of this year.
In a probable cause statement, Detective Jon Huff wrote that Pardue gave several differing accounts as to what took place in the house.

Pardue told Huff that Sell accidentally shot himself when he was cleaning his shotgun. Then she implied that Sell threw the shotgun after shooting himself; or that an intruder entered the house and shot the man.

Investigators say that Sell was crouching and stooping when he was shot and that it would have been impossible for Sell to shoot himself, either accidentally or on purpose.
Cops say that Pardue was upset with Sell for taking her dog and dumping it with a bag of dog food in Taney County.
Huff also wrote that it appears someone took a shower and washed away blood before police arrived at the crime scene.

Police had been dispatched to the Texas Street house multiple times on calls ranging from disturbances to alleged domestic violence in the past.

The probable cause statement says that Pardue had that an active ex parte (order of protection )also said Pardue against Sell at the time of his death.

If Pardue is convicted Pardue could face up 30-years in prison for second-degree murder. If convicted of the armed criminal action charge that would mean that she would have to serve at least 80% of the sentence imposed before she would be eligible for parole.
NOTE: PARDUE'S TRIAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN LATE JULY.

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