In an article titled: "The unraveling of a murder case. EIGHT YEARS AFTER LARA PLAMANN WAS SHOT TO DEATH, HER KILLER REMAINS FREE.", John Ferak, an investigative reporter for Gannett Wisconsin Media, wrote:

"The tragedy of this case is that a murderer remains at large and will likely never be charged," Daniel Kaminsky, the defense lawyer for Dianna Siveny, said in a statement he issued after the charge was dismissed earlier this year. Kaminsky previously served as Fond du Lac County's District Attorney. "The failure to properly investigate this case has left the victim's family and her partner without justice."

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In an article titled: "Murder conspiracy implodes in court MURDER-FOR-HIRE THEORY CRUMBLES THANKS TO MINNESOTA INFORMANT, CELL TOWER LOGS", John Ferak, an investigative reporter for Gannett Wisconsin Media, wrote:

Dan Kaminsky, the Fond du Lac lawyer defending Dianna Siveny, told the judge, "They admitted they talked to Joe Primeau. We only learned about it from our own investigation, not from any reports. Their answer to where's the interview notes, recording or police report for Joe Primeau? We talked to him. We didn't make a report."


Additionally, a woman in St. Paul, Michele Irmen, told investigators she moved into Kandi Siveny's house in St. Paul three days before the murder.

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STATE OF WISCONSIN, Plaintiff, vs. DIANNA M. SIVENY, Case No. 2013CF000104


This is not the State’s first motion to dismiss. The defense has objected and had to file numerous motions with this court over discovery violations, speedy trial demands and violations, and problems with witnesses and evidence. Defendant has either been held in pre-trial confinement, or released on bond with GPS, daily check ins, and significant travel restrictions. She has had this case looming for years, and been told by the lead detective that he is going to incarcerate her one year at a time if he has to. This is also not the first time the substantial battery charge has been filed and dismissed. Only after obtaining a bail jumping conviction for mother-daughter contact did the state dismiss the last round of charges. The State then refiled the current charges and kept Siveny in pre-trial confinement for 14 months before this court was forced to let her go for the State’s Speedy Trial and Brady violations.

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