Ex-wife of slain Wash. dog trainer to testify

AP News
Posted: Oct 11, 2010 1:51 PM
Ex-wife of slain Wash. dog trainer to testify

The daughter of a wealthy Washington state businessman is scheduled to testify in the case of her vanished ex-husband, celebrity dog trainer Mark Stover.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports that Linda Opdycke will take the stand Monday afternoon at her boyfriend's murder trial in Mount Vernon.

Opdycke is the daughter of Wallace Opdycke, who founded the state's biggest winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Her bodyguard-turned-boyfriend, Michiel (MYK'-al) Oakes, is accused of killing Stover, who disappeared a year ago.

Stover's clients included members of bands Pearl Jam and Nirvana, moviemaker Cameron Crowe, Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz and Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki.

Stover and Linda Opdycke divorced in 2007.


Information from: Skagit Valley Herald, http://www.skagitvalleyherald.com