Wife of dismembered man pleads not guilty in his shooting

Associated Press


An Ohio woman accused of fatally shooting her husband in the head and dismembering his body has pleaded not guilty in a county court.

Authorities say 49-year-old Marcia Eubank shot 54-year-old Howard Eubank in June, put his remains in containers around their Akron-area home and acknowledged the killing after their son found the remains in December.

Marcia Eubank pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder, corpse abuse and evidence-tampering at her arraignment Friday in Summit County court. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that she remained jailed on $1 million bond.

Her attorney, Brian Pierce, said Eubank suffered physical and mental abuse in her marriage. Pierce has said Eubank will be evaluated by mental-health professionals to help with her defense.

The Eubanks were married for about 25 years.

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