Lee’s Summit Attorney Surrenders to Camden County Sheriff
December 18, 2013
Susan Elizabeth Van Note
Booking Photo Courtesy Camden Sheriff Dept.
By Stephen Wagner
Lee's Summit attorney Susan "Liz" Van Note, charged in 2012 with two counts
of first degree murder of her father and his longtime companion, surrendered
herself to the Camden County Sheriff’s Jail on December 17th.
Camden County sources report Ms. Van Note was originally
released on October 4th, 2012 on $250,000 cash bond. The original charges were only for her
father’s death and a forgery count. She
was later charged in the death of Sharon Dickinson, her father’s companion.
Ms. Van Note petitioned for a change of venue and
proceedings were moved north to Clay County.
While preparing for a defense on the charges of murder, Ms.
Van Note has also been defending charges in Probate Court. Ms. Van Note was originally in control of her
father’s estate, but was removed after the criminal charges were filed.
In November of 2012 the Successor Executor to her father’s
estate, Michael Dreiling, Jr. filed a petition for the return of monies to the
estate, totaling over $272,613. From then until now, several of the attorneys
involved withdrew from the case. Since
November 15th this year, Ms. Van Note has taken personal control of
her defense on the probate order.
Ms. Van Not had been ordered to return the monies at the
beginning of this past summer, and was finally adjudicated to be in contempt on
July 1st. She failed to
satisfy the Court even after filing motions on her own behalf. On December 12th, she was
eventually ordered to either return the funds by 10 A.M. on Tuesday December 17thor to report to the Clay County Sherriff for incarceration.
Ms. Van Note filed a motion termed supersedeas bond which is a
defendant’s appeal bond wanting to delay payment of a judgment until the appeal
is over. That motion has not been considered as yet, but on December 17tha commitment order was filed.
Instead of surrendering in Clay County, Ms.
Van Note surrendered back in Camden County, and according to officials, she is
now being held on $250,000 “cash bond” “on her original charges of 2 counts of Murder 1st Degree.”
More information on this convoluted case as
it becomes available.
September 7, 2012
Lee's Summit attorney has been arrested for the 2010 slaying of her father.
September 15, 2012
Lee's Summit Attorney Arrested For 2012 Slaying of Father
September 14, 2013
Lee’s Summit Attorney Charged With 2nd Degree Murder