Liz Van Note forges ahead with her defense in the killing of her millionaire father

  • Liz Van Note is accused of forging the documents to take her father off a ventilator.

Someone broke into William Van Note’s three-story Lake of the Ozarks home on October 2, 2010, and shot him in the head. The crime was simple, but the aftermath hasn’t been — the 67-year-old Liberty man was a millionaire.

Van Note’s 59-year-old girlfriend, Sharon Dickson, was shot three times in the back of the head. Dickson, the heir to a share of Van Note’s fortune, died. Van Note survived — and then he didn’t.

Van Note’s daughter, Susan Elizabeth “Liz” Van Note, now his would-be heir, showed up two days later at the hospital where her father was in a coma and hooked up to a ventilator. She brought with her a legal document giving her the power to tell doctors to pull the plug on her father, which she claimed was his wish. So they did, and Van Note died.

Liz and William Van Note had a strained relationship at times, though they had patched things up a little in recent years. Van Note’s money now fell to his daughter.

Two years later, the spin around that series of events has taken on a criminal torque, and William Van Note’s fortune is at the center of a three-suspect murder case.

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