Cheyenne Co. woman charged in bizarre assisted suicide

A 53 year old Cheyenne County woman is charged with assisting a suicide and concealing human skeletal remains in the death of her husband last Saturday.

Court documents say Deann Kimble and her husband Russell were living in the Igloo storage units in rural Cheyenne County. The documents say Deann advised Russell had been very sick lately suffering from emphysema.

According to Deann's statements, on Saturday, she sat in their van and turned up the volume and listened to two songs and a commercial before re-entering the igloo. Deann says Russell had rolled himself into a shower curtain and positioned himself with a 20 gauge shotgun prior to her going to the van.

The investigation says after returning and determining that Russell was deceased, Deann wrapped his body in the shower curtain and a gold sheet while binding his feet with clothes line rope. She then reportedly used a cargo strap to connect the rope around Russell's feet to the van and towed his body down the road and dumped the body where they dispose of waste.

The documents say she then covered his body with gravel, dirt and firewood. Cheyenne County Sheriff's deputies found the body in the location she described, with a single gunshot wound to the face.

Both charges are class IV felonies, and Kimble is expected to have a first court appearance on the charges next week.

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