Wolfmeyer's trial to start Tuesday

Originally Published: September 1, 2004
Associated Press

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A jury has been picked to hear the case of Katie Wolfmeyer -- the woman accused of conspiring with former St. Louis Blues player Mike Danton in a murder-for-hire plot.

Wolfmeyer broke into tears several times in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis on Wednesday as potential jurors were asked questions.

Judge William Stiehl said opening arguments will begin Tuesday, with the trial scheduled to run through Sept. 16.

Prosecutors have said Danton's agent, David Frost, was the intended victim of the plot. Frost wasn't hurt and has maintained he wasn't the target.

The plot unraveled when the would-be hit man turned out to be a police informant, and Danton pleaded guilty July 16 to a related charge.

Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press