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Crime

August 23, 2013

Jason Singleton sentencing delayed

Prison officials didn't bring him to court

RICHMOND — Jason Singleton, the man who admitted to being complicit in the 2011 murder of his wife, was not sentenced as scheduled Friday because state prison officials did not bring him to court.

Singleton is being housed at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in Morgan County, according to his attorney, Jim Baechtold.

Baechtold told Madison Circuit Judge William G. Clouse that the transportation order had not been properly served.

Singleton’s sentencing was rescheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 27. Several of his victim’s family and friends, some of whom traveled from out-of-state, were in the courtroom Friday morning.

Singleton accepted a plea deal in May in exchange for a recommended sentence of 30 years. In his written statement, he said while Christina Marcum strangled and beat 24-year-old Angela Singleton-Frazier to death, he knew his wife was in danger but left her alone with Marcum at his house in the Deacon Hills subdivision.

Singleton claims Marcum asked him to help cover up the crime, so he dismembered his wife’s body.

Frazier-Singleton’s dismembered body was found Jan. 19, 2011, in trash bags at the end of Tattler Branch Road near the Kentucky River in the Valley View community.

Marcum is still set to stand trial Nov. 4. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jennifer Smith said no motions asking for a continuance have been filed by Marcum’s defense attorneys.

Marcum’s attorneys have filed a notice with the court stating they intend to introduce evidence of a mental-health condition as part of her defense. A psychiatrist hired by the defense has “tentatively” diagnosed her with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to court documents.

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

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