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Julia Monnahan

The woman at the center of an alleged love triangle involving family members will go to trail in October on charges of first-degree murder, robbery and armed criminal action for the 2008 death of Dustin Skaggs.

Douglas County prosecutor Chris Wade alleges that says Julia Monnahan pretended she had car trouble and flagged Skaggs down with a flashlight. Three other relatives of both men were lying in wait for Skagg's and ambushed him when he stopped to help Monnahan. Wade says the motive for Skaggs's death was jealousy. Court records reveal that Monnahan's husband, Dennis Volner of Hartville, believed his estranged wife and Skaggs were having an affair and convinced other family members to help him carry out the scheme to get rid of Skaggs.
Dennis Volner

According to the probable cause statement used as the basis for the charges, Elvis Volner hit Skaggs in the head over 20 times with a metal pipe. The young man's body was then stuffed into the trunk of his car which was driven to Laclede County, and pushed off a hill into the quarry.

Elvis Volner

A jury found Benny Volner guilty of first-degree murder for his cousins murder on March 30th. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 19th. Dennis Volner pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his part in his cousins death last November and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Benny Volner

The case against Elvis Volner, of Mountain Grove is still pending.

Monnahan's trial is set for October 25th.


Anonymous said...

just to let you know, it was benny that thought his wife was having an affair. his wife was crystal. julia is married to benny's cousin dennis, and that is how they are involved. but it was crystal they thought that dustin was having an affair with not julia.