A Laclede County man waived his formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty to killing his wife, whose body was found by hunters stuffed in a toolbox that was encased in concrete last month.
Horst Gunter Sabla, who is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action is scheduled to appear in court for a pre-trial conference on Dec. 22. He is being held without bond at Laclede County Jail.
The probable cause statement alleges that Horst Sabla shot his wife, Sharon K. Sabla, 57, in the back of the head on or about August 9, 2008.
After several days it is alleged that Horst Sabla stuffed his wife's body in a plastic hinged toolbox and poured lime and concrete on the woman's remains.
After a couple of months, Horst Sabla dumped the plastic container off of AA and Kinfolk Road near Lebanon. Hunters discovered the chained plastic container on November 15th, the opening day of firearms deer season.
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