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Western Ste. Genevieve County Woman gets Life Sentence for Murder

(Ste. Genevieve) A Ste. Genevieve County woman, accused of murdering her husband in 2018, decided to forego her trial and plead guilty Friday to one count of first degree murder in Ste. Genevieve County.

42-year-old Susan Armantrout will now spend the rest of her life in prison with no chance for parole.

Her other charges were dropped.

Court records say Armantrout murdered Aaron Armontrout at their western Ste. Genevieve County home.

His body was placed in his BMW which was taken to a storage shed in Potosi.

The body was discovered December 17th of 2018.

Two others have been charged in the case in 42-year-old Angel Senter of Park Hills and 20-year-old Anthony Skaggs, Susan Armantrout’s son.

Those two are facing abandonment of a corpse and tampering with evidence felonies.

Senter and Skaggs allegedly helped Susan Armantrout move her husband’s body after the murder took place.

Senter’s case is still pending but Skaggs, also on Friday, withdrew his not guilty plea and in a plea deal, plead guilty to just one count of tampering with evidence in a criminal case.

He was sentenced to 254 days in the Ste. Genevieve County jail and did receive credit for time already served.

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