LEADWOOD, Mo. -- (KTVI) -- The wife and stepson of a former KKK leader are charged with his murder. Charged in the case are Malissa Ancona, 44, and her son Paul Jinkerson, 24, of Belgrade Missouri. Authorities believe he was the trigger man. They both face charges for first degree murder, armed criminal action, tampering with evidence and abandonment of a corpse.
The county prosecutor says the murder happened in the 1100 block of Mill Street early Thursday morning. There had been an argument between the husband and wife about getting a divorce.
An autopsy by St. Francois County Coroner reveals that Ancona was shot in the head while he was in bed. Police say he was carried to a car and dumped in the Big River near Belgrade. Neighbors showed me blood stains on the front sidewalk that police believe came from Frank Ancona.