Richmond man Jason Singleton pleads guilty of wife's dismemberment

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- A Richmond man accused of killing and dismembering his wife has pleaded guilty to complicity to murder.

Jason Singleton admitted he dismembered his wife's body, but he claims that Christina Marcum strangled Angela Frazier-Singleton.

Investigators found Frazier-Singleton's body in trash bags Jan. 19, 2011, about a week after she was last seen alive.

Singleton was arrested the next day after an armed standoff during which he held four hostages. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for that incident.

The Richmond Register reports (http://bit.ly/13xHj81 ) at the plea hearing in Madison Circuit Court Tuesday, prosecutors recommended a 30 year sentence on charges of complicity to murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. Sentencing is Aug. 23.

A trial date has not been set in Marcum's case.

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Information from: Richmond Register, http://www.richmondregister.com

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