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Coari pleads guilty, gets two life sentences

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Ryan Coari

Ryan Coari

Ryan Coari, of Auxvasse, pled guilty to two counts of second degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, and one count of second degree arson at the Callaway Courthouse on Monday for the 2011 homicides of Michael and Amanda Wieberg.
He received two life sentences for the murders, was sentenced to 30 years for each armed criminal action charge, and received seven years for one count of arson.
His wife Jacie Coari was also arrested in 2011. She was charged with two counts of second degree murder and charged with first degree robbery.
No new date has been set for Jacie Coari’s trial.
In the original probable cause statement, Jacie Coari said her husband had planned to rob Michael Wieberg and she transported him before dropping him off to commit the robbery.
She admitted to her husband coming home later and telling her that he “bound and killed the victims.”
Ryan Coari admitted in his probable cause statement to shooting Michael Wieberg with a .40 caliber hand gun. He reportedly confessed to his wife that he killed both victims.
The Coaris rented a U-Haul in Thompson, Mo. for a one day rental and a 20-mile radius.
After the U-Haul company became concerned when the unit was returned by the deadline, a manhunt was on for the Coaris. The two were arrested by Michigan authorities. Michael Wieberg was a Class of 1973 Community R-VI graduate, from Martinsburg.
His daughter Amanda was a 1996 graduate of North Callaway. Both were members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg.