Enough evidence exists for Anthony Layne Skaggs to stand trial for felony charges of abandonment of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution, Judge Timothy Inman ruled Friday at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing.
He will be arraigned on Tuesday, April 2.
The charges relate to the December death of Aaron Armantrout, who was allegedly murdered by his wife, Susan (Skaggs) Armantrout, at their home on Route D in western Ste. Genevieve County. The body was discovered in the trunk of their car at a storage facility in Potosi.
Susan Armantrout faces charges of murder in the first degree, armed criminal action and abandonment of a corpse.
She waived her preliminary hearing and also will have a court appearance on April 2.
Angel Marie Senter, who faces felony charges of abandonment of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution, was supposed to have her preliminary hearing last week as well, but her attorney was tied up with another matter and indicated Senter would waive her right to the hearing.
See complete story in the March 20 edition of the Herald.