Jury selection for a woman from Nixa accused of allegedly shooting her boyfriend to death in January 2008 is slated to Monday.
Kelly Sue Pardue told investigators that her boyfriend, Jon Sell, shot himself in the bedroom of the couples home on Texas Street in January of last year.
Kelly Sue Pardue is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action for the death of Jon Sell.
In a probable cause statement, Christian County Detective Jon Huff wrote that Pardue gave several differing accounts as to what took place in the house that frigi od winter day.
Police had been dispatched to the Texas Street house multiple times on calls ranging from disturbances to alleged domestic violence in the past.
Investigators say that evidence at the crime scene didn't match up with what Pardue claimed happened. When confronted with the evidence, Pardue gave conflicting answers to several questions.
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.
As authorities kept digging for clues in the case it was revealed that Pardue was upset with Sell for taking her dog and dumping it with a bag of dog food in Taney County.
At one point Pardue implied that Sell threw the shotgun after supposedly shooting himself, or that an intruder entered the house and shot Sell.
Huff also wrote that it appears someone took a shower and washed away blood before cops 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 an Pardue and an ex parte (order of prottection) against Sell when he died.
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.