Missouri man pleads guilty to murdering father, daughter; his wife awaits trial in 2011 slayings

05/05/2014 5:41 PM

05/05/2014 5:42 PM

Ryan Coari has admitted killing a father and daughter whose bodies were found in the wreckage of a burned-out mobile home Auxvasse, Mo.

Coari, 31, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts each of second-degree murder and armed criminal action, plus one count of arson.

The Mexico, Mo., was charged with shooting 56-year-old Michael Wieberg and his daughter, 33-year-old Amanda Wieberg, during an attempted robbery in September 2011. Their bodies were found in the burned rubble of the father’s mobile home.

Coari was sentenced to two life terms for on the murder counts. His wife, Jacie Coari, is awaiting trial on murder charges as well.

The couple were arrested in Michigan several days after the killings.

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