Marion man, woman accused of killing criminal informant

Victim was 31-year-old woman

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A Marion County man and woman accused of killing a criminal information were indicted Tuesday on federal charges, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.

Officials said David Chappell Fey 56, of Belleview, and 57-year-old Shari Lynn Gunter, of Ocklawaha, killed the victim, identified in the indictment only as “K.B.,” to prevent her from communicating with law enforcement about their distribution of methamphetamine.

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“On April 6, 2016, K.B. was found deceased in her parked vehicle near a cemetery in Oxford, Florida, the victim of an apparent drug overdose. Upon further investigation by local, state, and federal agencies, it was determined that K.B.’s death was not accidental, but that she died from homicide caused by the intentional injection of fentanyl and methamphetamine,” a news release read.

The victim was 31 years old.

Affidavits that could provide further details into the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death and the allegations the two suspects are facing were not immediately available.

They’re both facing charges of murder of a government witness, conspiracy to murder a government witness and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl.

Records show Fey faces an additional eight counts of distributing methamphetamine between January 2016 and October 2019 while Gunter faces one count of distributing methamphetamine on Jan. 19, 2016.

The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating the case with support from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

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