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2018-01-12 20:03:12 UTC
to her death because he could no longer afford to pay for her medical care,
prosecutors said in charging him with second-degree murder.
According to court documents filed Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court,
Stanley Reimer walked his wife to the balcony of their apartment and kissed
her before throwing her over.
The body of Criste Reimer, 47, was found Tuesday night outside the apartment
building, near the upscale Country Club Plaza shopping district.
Stanley Reimer, 51, was charged Wednesday. He remained jailed on $250,000
bond and was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.
In the probable cause statement filed with the charges, police said Reimer
was desperate because he could not pay the bills for his wife's treatment for
neurological problems and uterine cancer.
Investigators said that Reimer was in the apartment when they arrived. He
told them, "She didn't jump," but did not elaborate, they said.
Criste Reimer's caregiver told police she could barely walk and would not
have been able to climb over the railing of the balcony, according to the
probable cause statement.
Reimer's alleged motive emerged after several more hours of questioning,
According to Jackson County Probate Court records, Criste Reimer had been in
ill health for several years. Her weight had fallen to 75 pounds and she was
According to the court records, she had no health insurance to pay for
medical bills that ranged from $700 to $800 per week.
The Probate Court documents were filed in April, when Stanley Reimer
petitioned to be allowed to sell personal property his wife owned in Wheeler
County, Texas, for $20,000.
The documents listed her assets at approximately $6,700, with monthly income
of $725 from oil royalties and Supplemental Security Income.
It was not immediately known if Stanley Reimer had an attorney.