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Woman who dismembered husband and lived with his remains for months pleads guilty to murder

Posted at 12:46 PM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 12:46:11-05

COVENTRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Coventry Township woman who shot, killed and dismembered her husband last year pleaded guilty to his murder on Friday in a Summit County Court.

Marcia Eubank pleaded guilty to murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse, according to the Summit County Prosecutor's Office.

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When Eubank killed her husband in June 2017, she placed his remains in plastic containers where they sat rotting until her son found them six months later, authorities said.

The son, who lived off and on with his parents, discovered the remains when he climbed through a window after having been locked out of the house. When the son climbed through the window he smelled a bad odor and saw maggots inside the home, authorities said.

The son texted his mother about the crime scene and asked her about the containers. She replied that they held the remains of his father, authorities said.

An investigation into the slaying found that Eubank shot her husband in the back of the head on June 13, and then used an electric saw and other tools to dismember him.

Following the killing, the son told police he received a text from his father's phone stating that he was moving to Texas.

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A Facebook post from the father also said, "I will reach out to people when I'm ready to. Please don't try to contact me, I need some time for myself." Eubank continued to post messages on Facebook and sent text messages pretending to be her husband, the son told News 5.

Eubank was arrested and held in lieu of a $1 million bond. She later confessed to the crime and was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.

She is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 8, 2019, for sentencing.