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Prosecutors believe Ider woman killed stepfather for money

DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF)- An Ider woman charged with capital murder is trying to get bond.

32-year-old Karri Denise Willoughby is charged with murdering her step-father in April 2008.

When Willoughby's attorney filed court papers requesting a bond hearing for his client, the state had a response. That response basically said the murder was all about money.

Billy Shaw Junior's body was exhumed in May 2009 after toxicology reports showed he died from an overdose of Propofol, which authorities believe was injected into his system by Willoughby.

In court documents recently filed, prosecutors now say Willoughby stood to gain as much as $300,000 from Shaw's estate.

Court documents also show Willoughby had siphoned money away from Shaw's account and stole her mother's identity for financial gain. However, after the theft was discovered, access to their accounts and funds were cut off.

As to obtaining the drugs, authorities had previously said she had worked as a nurse. Court documents now say Willoughby obtained those from her place of business in Tennessee, then gave false explanations for her taking the drugs.

The defense maintains Willoughby is an upstanding citizen of the community with no criminal record.

A bond hearing is set for 9 a.m. on June 4th.

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