The woman charged with lying to a Taney County grand jury about her involvement in the double homicide of Becky and Rusty Porter has committed suicide.
Perjury charges were filed against 59 year-old Carolyn Campbell on Tuesday, one day after Windy Friend was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for her part in the couples deaths.
Court documents say Carolyn Campbell lied about her knowledge about a stolen tractor that was found on property owned by her and husband of 35 years, Robert Campbell, who is facing two counts of first-degree murder for the Porters deaths.
They also say she lied about contact with her nephew Phillip Friend, who has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his part in the Porters murder for hire.
Taney County prosecutor Jeff Merrell says Robert Campbell offered his brother-in-law, Tony Friend (Phillip's father,) $100,000 "for two birthdays."
Campbell, was released from the Taney County jail at at 2:30 p.m. yesterday (04-02-14.) Barry County chief deputy Leonard Collins says Willard Taylor found his mother "unresponsive" in her Purdy home about 10:30 a.m.--"she left a suicide note," he said.
Her body, which had no visible wounds according to Collins, has been sent to Southwest Missouri Forensics in Springfield for autopsy.
Tony Friend pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and is serving two life without parole sentences.
Dusty Hicks, the Friends' cousin, will be tried for his part in the slaying in August.
Robert Campbell, Carolyn's husband, is scheduled to stand trial in October.
Windy Friend will be sentenced to two life without parole sentences on June 12th.
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