All Charges Dismissed Against Wife of Man Accused in SeMo Trooper's Killing

JUNE 14, 2005 - Posted at 5:25 p.m. CDT

VAN BUREN, MO - There are no longer any charges pending against the wife of a man accused of shooting a state trooper in southeast Missouri in March.

Carter County prosecutor Michael Ligons dismissed an evidence tampering charge on Monday against 23-year-old Coree Shockley.  It could possibly be refiled at a later date.

Coree's husband, 28-year-old Lance Shockley, has a preliminary hearing Thursday on charges that he murdered Trooper Sergeant Carl Dewayne Graham on March 20.

Coree Shockley had been charged with evidence tampering, accused of removing ammunition from her house and bringing it to a relative's home.

She also had been charged with assault, after she allegedly showed up in prosecutor Ligons' driveway with no legitimate reason to be there.  That assault charged was dismissed by a special prosecutor earlier this month.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)