A plea hearing is slated for Friday for two suspects charged in the death of a former probation officer and drug counselor.
Timothy D. Wonish, 31, and Whitney D. Robins, 29, are scheduled to appear before Presiding Circuit Judge Gael D. Wood for sentencing at 2 p.m.
During a plea hearing last month Judge Gael Wood ordered sentencing assessment reports (SARs) for the suspects.
The two suspects, and a third suspect, Blake S. Schindler, 18, Union, were indicted earlier this year by a Franklin County grand jury on the charges of felony murder, first-degree burglary and receiving stolen property in the death of Kenneth Allen Jr., 70. Allen died Nov. 3, 2016, at his home south of Washington.
The suspects were charged with felony murder because Allen died during the commission of another crime, burglary.
Wonish and Robins pleaded guilty to lesser charges of burglary and involuntary manslaughter.
Under the plea deal they each would serve 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on the burglary charge, and seven years on the reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter. The involuntary murder and burglary charges would run concurrently. The receiving stolen property charge would be dismissed.
SARs are prepared by the Missouri Department of Corrections’ Board of Probation and Parole for use by the court in determining an appropriate sentence for a defendant who has pled or been found guilty of a felony.
Schindler was released on his own recognizance May 3 and ordered to wear a GPS tracking device.
The suspects were located at a residence shortly before midnight Nov. 4, 2016, in South St. Louis County and were in possession of items that belonged to Allen, according to investigators with the St. Louis Major Case Squad.
Allen’s daughter, Kathy Allen, has called for Judge Wood to reject the plea deal and send the case to trial.