Third woman charged in Jay County man’s death

(Supplied/Jay County Sheriff)

JAY COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): The murder case of a Jay County man now involves a third woman.

18-year-old Hanna Knapke of Fort Recovery, Ohio, has been arrested for her involvement in the murder of 31-year-old Shea Briar. This comes after the arrests of former Fort Recovery High School softball coaches Esther Stephen and Shelby Hiestand in the case.

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According to our Partners in News at ABC 21, police say Stephen and Hiestand have admitted to shooting Briar in the back over a child custody dispute between Briar and Stephen.

Police say Knapke let the women use her vehicle in the crime, and say she was with them when it happened.


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