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Wife pleads guilty to shooting dead her Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard husband

Wife pleads guilty to shooting dead her Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard husband and cleaning up the crime scene – after initially blaming the crime on her son

  • Malissa Ancona was sentenced to life in prison after she agreed to the plea deal on Friday 
  • She was charged with second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abandonment of a corpse 
  • ‘I fired both shots that killed my husband,’ she informed Circuit Judge Wendy Wexler Horn of the shooting death of Frank Ancona Jr
  • The 51-year-old – who was an imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan – was killed on Feburary 9, 2017
  • Acona was then asked to expand on her role in the crimes because she is said to have been ‘acting with another’ in all three of the charges 
  • Paul Jinkerson Jr., Ancona’s son, is also facing the same charges  

Malissa Ancona was sentenced to life in prison after she agreed to the plea deal on Friday

The wife of a Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader pleaded guilty on Friday to fatally shooting her husband and dumping his body with her son in 2017. 

Malissa Ancona was sentenced to life in prison after she agreed to the plea deal for the second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abandonment of a corpse charges that she was hit with. 

‘I fired both shots that killed my husband,’ she informed Circuit Judge Wendy Wexler Horn of the shooting death of Frank Ancona Jr. 

The 51-year-old – who was an imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan – was killed on Feburary 9, 2017.  

'I fired both shots that killed my husband,' she informed Circuit Judge Wendy Wexler Horn of the shooting death of Frank Ancona Jr

‘I fired both shots that killed my husband,’ she informed Circuit Judge Wendy Wexler Horn of the shooting death of Frank Ancona Jr

She also admitted to cleaning up their room and disposing the evidence before dumping the man’s body near Belgrade, Missouri.

The mother was then asked to expand on her role in the crimes because she is said to have been ‘acting with another’ in all three of the charges, STL Today reports. 

Paul Jinkerson Jr., Ancona’s son, is also facing the same charges. 

The mother asserted that her son was involved in the latter two charges but ‘not the first one.’  

Acona also admitted to cleaning up their room and disposing the evidence before dumping the man's body near Belgrade, Missouri

Acona also admitted to cleaning up their room and disposing the evidence before dumping the man’s body near Belgrade, Missouri

Paul Jinkerson Jr., Ancona's son, is also facing the same charges

Prosecuting Jinkerson could prove difficult now that his mother has accepted a guilty plea deal where she said that she fired both shots and denied his role in the murder

Prosecuting Paul Jinkerson Jr. – her son – could prove difficult now that his mother has accepted a guilty plea deal where she said that she fired both shots and denied his role in the murder

Prosecuting Jinkerson could prove difficult now that his mother has accepted a guilty plea deal where she said that she fired both shots and denied his role in the murder.  

Ancona initially told authorities that her son shot her husband with a 9mm handgun and agreed to testify against him last year. But her jail letters indicated that she was ‘under the influence’ and she claimed not to to be able to recall what happened to her husband. 

Frank Ancona Sr, the victim’s father, shared in court on Friday that he had to identify his son who had ‘no face left.’ 

Kellie Ancona, the man's ex-wife, described the KKK leader as being 'very, very kind-hearted' and added that he was 'a good man' and a good father and grandfather

Kellie Ancona, the man’s ex-wife, described the KKK leader as being ‘very, very kind-hearted’ and added that he was ‘a good man’ and a good father and grandfather

Ancona Sr described Malissa as being a ‘terrible wife’ and ‘a piece of (expletive)’ and he claimed to have asked his son ‘Why, why do you stay with her?’

The man claimed that his son planned on leaving the woman and that is why he was killed. 

Kellie Ancona, the man’s ex-wife, described the KKK leader as being ‘very, very kind-hearted’ and added that he was ‘a good man’ and a good father and grandfather. 

‘He didn’t deserve this. No one deserves this,’ added daughter Carolyn Ancona.  



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