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Funkhouser in court, out of custody, with new lawyer

Karrie Ann Funkhouser
Courtesy YCSO

Karrie Ann Funkhouser

CAMP VERDE – Karrie Ann Funkhouser, with new council, stood before Judge Michael R. Bluff at Yavapai Superior Court in Camp Verde Monday.

Funkhouser, 23, of Phoenix, faces charges of first degree murder, two counts of robbery, and three counts of aggravated assault stemming from the Dec. 5, 2015 home invasion that took the life of Gus Terrell Finklea.

She is out of custody after posting a surety bond of $50,000 that was signed and sealed July 29, according to court documents.

Defense attorney David Moore asked for a 60-day continuance of the scheduled pretrial conference/Donald/settlement/possible change of plea hearing so that he may have more time to review the case and to discuss the state’s plea offer with Funkhouser.

Judge Bluff granted the continuance and set Funkhouser’s next court date to Dec. 12.

Two other suspects involved in the incident - Jermaine Shields, 21 and Calvin Clark, 28 - are still facing charges for the death of 27-year-old Finklea. Hope Marie Olszewski was sentenced to three years in prison and five years of probation for her role in the deadly altercation. Shields is scheduled for a pretrial conference Oct. 25, and Clark has a case management hearing scheduled for Nov.7.

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