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Crime

May 23, 2014

Marcum gets 30 years in grisly murder case

Another year for promoting contraband

RICHMOND —

Both people found responsible for Angela Singelton’s murder have been sentenced long prison terms.

Madison County native Christina Marcum was sentenced to 31 years in prison Friday morning by Madison Circuit Judge William G. Clouse.

A jury found Marcum guilty March 27 of complicity to murder in Singleton’s death and recommended 20 years in prison.

The jury also found Marcum guilty of complicity in tampering with a crime scene and first-degree hindering the prosecution and apprehension of a fugitive. Five-year sentences were recommended for both of those crimes, bringing the total to 30 years.

She will serve an extra year for a conviction of promoting contraband, a crime she committed while held in the Madison County Detention Center.

Clouse ordered Marcum to serve all terms consecutively.

Singleton was murdered in 2011. Her husband, Jason Singleton, pleaded guilty in September 2013 to complicity to murder, admitting he dismembered Singleton’s body and disposed of it.

Her severed head was found in a trash bag tossed in a field on Tatter’s Beach Road in Madison County. Other body parts were found in trash bags left in the field. Investigators recovered a circular saw from Jason Singleton’s Deacon Hills home that they believed was used to dismember the body.

Jason Singleton is serving a 30-year sentence at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in Morgan County.

“We anticipated what was going to happen here today,” Marcum’s Defense Attorney Steve Romines said after the sentencing hearing. “Thirty years was what the jury recommended, and we’ll go from there.”

Romines said Marcum was not guilty and plans to appeal the case.

He also said that 30 years was too long of a sentence, while Angela Singleton’s parents said it wasn’t long enough

“Thirty years just isn’t enough,” the victim’s stepmother, Alicia Gibson-Canada, said. “She don’t get to see her children grow up, this woman (Marcum) does. She can at least see her child through a glass.”

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