Mother And Son Charged With First-Degree Murder Of Missouri KKK Member
While it's still unclear, the motive behind the shooting was marital strife.
Malissa Ancona, 44, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of her husband, Frank Ancona, a self-described imperial wizard of the St. Louis chapter of the KKK. According to reports, the 51-year-old's body was found near Missouri's Big River by a family member who went fishing.
Along with Malissa, her son, 24-year-old Paul Edward Jinkerson Jr., was also arrested in connection with the murder. Both Malissa and Jinkerson Jr are reportedly being held without bond at the St. Francois County Jail , and charges include abandonment of a corpse, tampering with physical evidence and armed criminal action.
In 2014, Ancona appeared MSNBC show "All In With Chris Hayes" and defended passing out KKK flyers during the St. Louis uprisings that erupted after Mike Brown's shooting.
Ancona was last seen last Wednesday on his way to work, and an autopsy report concluded he suffered a single gunshot wound to the head. The St. Louis Dispatch reports, Ancona may have been killed in his sleep. According to Malissa's Facebook page, the couple married in 2010, and it's believed the motive for the murder was Ancona was going to file for divorce.