New Details: Detectives say affair led to murder in quarry

Feb 19, 2008 Full story: KYTV Springfield 198

“Crystal (posing as Dustin) that he was going back to Kentucky to patch things up with his wife and to tell the people at work that he quit.”

Detectives believe one of the four people charged last weekend for the murder of Dustin Skaggs of Ava was angry because he believed Skaggs was having an affair with his estranged wife. via KYTV Springfield

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jennifer

Houston, TX

#1 Feb 21, 2008
i thik they all should get whats coming to them for planning it and for just thinking taking a young man life is unreal thry deserve what coming hopeful it will be the death pentality.
V Martin

United States

#2 Feb 22, 2008
I went to school with almost all of them, they diserve everything that is comming to them period! They were strange in school,but who would actually think they would be this sick! I am hoping for death for all of them, our luck they will just sit in jail while we tax payers pay for their room an board.
sky

Warsaw, MO

#3 Feb 22, 2008
i know this family and Dustin,they are very nice people and Dustin was a very nice young man and was always polite and respectful.i think the people who did this get the death penalty also.if you take a life,then you should recieve the same.i seen the people who did this in stores and in our town i just cant believepeople can just turn around on others and be so cruel.it makes you stop and think about the people you are around.i just pray for his family ,they are my prayers and heart they have been through alot tthese past few months.my prayers are with you and may god watch over you and help you deal with this.
sky

Warsaw, MO

#4 Feb 22, 2008
from mansfield
Diane

United States

#5 Feb 23, 2008
I am a relative to both the Skaggs and Volner family. To find out that there is such evilness in your family really shakes a person to the core. As a child every year we had the Skaggs family reunion which included the Volner's too because they are after all part of the Skaggs family. At these family reunions we use to joke that everyone in Cabool must be a Skaggs because there would be so many people there. We all loved each other as brothers and sisters rather than cousins, aunts and uncles etc. I sometimes wish we could go back to those days because you never would have seen such evilness come from one single one of us. I know that Dustin was a great kid having been around his family the most as a child. Please if there is any decency left in the rest of the family then get out there and make the younger generation start taking the credit or punishment for what they are doing as our parents would have made us do coming from a Skaggs. Let us start by making sure that even though the Volner's are relatives that they get the death penalty for what they have done. My love and prayers are with Dennis, Debbie and the kids and both Dustin's grandfathers and grandmother.
guess who

Aurora, MO

#6 Apr 19, 2008
Who was the woman in Mountain Grove who killed her cop husband years ago? Oh,yeah she was a Skaggs.And also how many people did Francis Skaggs aka Tooter assault in his life time?
Happy

Wentzville, MO

#7 Apr 20, 2008
now what? when did this lady kill a Mtn. Grove cop? Interesting. Tell more.
Cassie Skaggs

Olive Hill, KY

#8 May 1, 2008
This is somthing that most people would never dream of having to go threw. This is Dustin's Wife and this is one of the hardest and most discuisting things I have ever seen in my life. Dustin DID NOT deseve this. NO ONE DESEVES THIS. Dustin was a great man and I miss him very much. I was married to him for two years and dated him four about our and he has a great family. I just wish I could take it all away and bring him back.
funky bunch

Poway, CA

#9 May 31, 2008
But what I want to know is what was the overall sentence? What did they get? life with parole or without or was it second degree or first? does anyone know the exact truth to it?
funky bunch

Poway, CA

#10 May 31, 2008
I cant believe Dennis and julie really did this. I knew them and we all hung out for awhile, I even worked beside Dennis. It just saddens me to think of him locked up forever!!! wow!

Since: Mar 08

Hartville, MO

#11 Jun 1, 2008
You people don't realize the power of methamphetamines on weak-minded people. Why do you think most everyone is tattooed now? All they want to do is get high, screw each other, and be menaces to society. After the wife screwed the boy, the husband got upset. If they would have stayed away from that lifestyle, this wouldn't have happened.
momof2

United States

#12 Jun 3, 2008
funky bunch wrote:
But what I want to know is what was the overall sentence? What did they get? life with parole or without or was it second degree or first? does anyone know the exact truth to it?
They have court today at 10am....then we will see what they get. All of them have what is called a bench trial which means there is no jury....the judge decides everything.
momof2

United States

#13 Jun 3, 2008
Cassie Skaggs wrote:
This is somthing that most people would never dream of having to go threw. This is Dustin's Wife and this is one of the hardest and most discuisting things I have ever seen in my life. Dustin DID NOT deseve this. NO ONE DESEVES THIS. Dustin was a great man and I miss him very much. I was married to him for two years and dated him four about our and he has a great family. I just wish I could take it all away and bring him back.
I am very sorry for your loss as well as your families. I also feel sorry for Julia's children as she will never see them again and they too will suffer tremendously. As a parent your suppose to set a good example.
momof2

United States

#14 Jun 5, 2008
does anyone know what happened in court?
momof2

United States

#15 Jun 5, 2008
They were only in for an arraignment, which is just the reading of
formal charges. At their next appearance, which is a preliminary
hearing is when something will come out of it.
They go back to court on 07/08/08
crystal

El Dorado Springs, MO

#16 Jun 5, 2008
Cassie Skaggs wrote:
This is somthing that most people would never dream of having to go threw. This is Dustin's Wife and this is one of the hardest and most discuisting things I have ever seen in my life. Dustin DID NOT deseve this. NO ONE DESEVES THIS. Dustin was a great man and I miss him very much. I was married to him for two years and dated him four about our and he has a great family. I just wish I could take it all away and bring him back.
im so sorry for what happen
crystal m

El Dorado Springs, MO

#17 Jun 5, 2008
im so sorry for what happen he was a sweet guy
and, a proud soon to be father. i worked 3rd shift with him
Witness

Sedalia, MO

#18 Jun 10, 2008
Was this part of the inbreeding Volners that live north of Hartville?
truth b told

Palmerdale, AL

#19 Jun 12, 2008
to everyone out there who knows or thinks they know whats going on with this case is wrong.. I know first hand whats going on.. Let me start with saying I am deeply sorry for what happened to Dustin. My heart goes out to his family. I to hope that they all get what they deserve but at the same time I feel that Julia and Elvis deserve to get the death penalty.. Julia instigated the whole thing, Elvis was the one to beat him to death, and Benny was the coward who put his younger brother up to it.Dennis was drug into it.also all volners arent bad ppl cause if it wasnt for a Volner, the murderers would still b on the street and Dustins family would still b looking for him...
close to family

Palmerdale, AL

#20 Jun 12, 2008
Hey, Witness from whiteman AFB, I personally know all of the people involved in this case, and I think you must be very mistaken on your info, unless your are so immature that you think the only people who do bad things are inbred,,is this maybe because your family is inbred?????? And you are trying to take focus off of that or your self???? The family of these people are hurting as well and they have children who are going to live without their parents, and uncles. As far as the justice in this case, I think they should all get what punishment is deserved, but a long with Truth b told, I agree that Julie was the main instigator along with Benny. Dennis was in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people. And I hope that Elvis gets the same as Julie and Benny. I also give my heartfelt sympathy to Dustins family, and friends, God be with them and ease their pain. My heartfelt sympathy also with the families of the ones who did this horrible thing, their children and relatives who had no knowledge and werent involved in this, GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU and ease your pain.

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