Woman accused of killing boyfriend pleads guilty

By Heartland News

MARBLE HILL, MO (KFVS) - The woman accused of killing her boyfriend in July 27, 2007 pleaded guilty in court Monday morning.

Lisa Barlow entered a guilty plea in court to charges she shot and killed her boyfriend, Michael Strong at his home near Scopus.

In exchange for her guilty plea, the state agreed to amend the first count to murder "in the second degree" and agreed to allow her a cap of 25 years in prison.

As part of the plea agreement, Bollinger County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen Gray says Barlow gave information that led to the discovery of a revolver missing from Strong's house.

Police found the gun on Friday, January 9 buried in a ditch less than a mile from Strong's house.

The Bollinger County prosecutor says the only thing missing in the Lisa Barlow murder case is a motive.
Gray says as for Barlow's explanation, the Strong family will have to wait for her sentencing hearing where she'll be given the chance to address the court.