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Crime

February 18, 2014

Murder trial rescheduled in Singleton case

RICHMOND — The trial for the oldest pending murder case in Madison County courts has been pushed back but is still expected to be tried in March.

Christina Marcum, 30, is set to be tried March 17 on charges of murder, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree hindering prosecution/apprehension. She originally was slated for a March 3 trial.

A status hearing is now scheduled for March 3.

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jennifer Smith said a scheduling conflict involving the attorneys handling the case led to the rescheduling.

Marcum’s former boyfriend and husband of the victim, 37-year-old Jason Singleton, pleaded guilty last year to facilitation in the murder of Angela Frazier-Singleton. Singleton received a sentence of 30 years in prison.

Frazier-Singleton’s dismembered body was found Jan. 19, 2011, in trash bags off Tattler Branch Road in rural Madison County not far from Valley View. Singleton claimed when he pleaded guilty that Marcum strangled his wife to death at his Deacon Hills home.

In addition to the murder case, Marcum was indicted in November on charges of first-degree promoting contraband and third-degree drug trafficking in the Madison County Detention Center.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at shogsed@richmondregister.com or 624-6694.

 

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