A Wellington woman is expected to appear in a Lafayette County courtroom on Thursday morning. Colby Sue Weathers, 39, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of her father, Tex Delana, 60. Delana’s body was found inside a home in the 700 block of Highway 13 on June 27, 2012.
Weathers is being held in the county jail on a $500,000 cash-only bond. Her public defender, Jeffrey Nilson, is arguing that Weathers suffered from a mental disease or defect. Nilson withdrew his motion for a change of venue during a December hearing. Judge Brent Elliott, who was assigned to the case by the Missouri Supreme Court, will preside over Thursday’s proceedings. They get underway at 9 a.m.