Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Life in Prison for Elain Young and Katherine Mock in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Elain Kay Young, now headed to prison for life for the murder of her fourth husband.
  • Elain Kay Young, now headed to prison for life for the murder of her fourth husband.
Elain Kay Young and Katherine A. Mock were found guilty in March of plotting and carrying out the murder of Young's fourth husband, Melvin Griesbauer. Today both women were sentenced to life in prison for the 2006 killing.

As Dailyrft recounted back in March, the Cassville, Missouri, murder was a hornet's nest of betrayal and counter-betrayal. Prosecutors made the case that Young only married Griesbauer to get his $1.2 million insurance policy, which she needed to save the family farm and dog breeding operation.

Her friend Mock became involved because she was led to believe that Griesbauer was abusing Young, according to Mock's attorney. Mock solicited for the potential killer among her own relatives. Their partnership took a turn for the worse when Mock told the court that Young had tried to kill her by forcing her to eat a bag of Vicodin.

Now they're both headed to prison for a long, long time. You have to wonder if they'll room together, given the option.

Tags: , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2022 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation