3:21 PM

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. 


Anonymous said...

what did the note say...do tell do tell

Kathee Baird said...

@ anon 04-04: What I have been told off the record is just that.

I will make a Sunshine Request for it.

Anonymous said...

Y'all have nothing better to do than be in peoples lives Carol was a awesome lady and loved and missed by many

Anonymous said...

So was my mom and rusty

Anonymous said...

This blog is all about being in and destroying people's lives! It is just what it is as long as everyone keeps letting this insecure, hide behind a computer and destroy peoples lives of a so called "woman" write all this nonsense! Either deal with it or do something about it....stand up for once in your life for what is right in this community and stop letting the "real trash" take over!

Kathee Baird said...

I didn't help commit the crime. I am out and about in the community and attend court hearings, etc.

The nonsense is the murder of two people that family members were left to deal with!


Anonymous said...

True not this crime but the crime of destroying other people's lives that didn't commit the crimes either! All one in the same and all will come a breast sooner than later.