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E. Tenn. woman arraigned on charges alleging she planned, carried out husband's murder

June 23rd, 2014 6:18 pm by Staff Report

E. Tenn. woman arraigned on charges alleging she planned, carried out husband's murder

Martha Ann McClancy

COOKEVILLE – An East Tennessee woman has been arraigned on charges that allege she planned and carried out the murder of her husband.

On Tuesday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced that Martha Ann McClancy, 64, Knoxville, was arraigned on charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder after she was released from a federal institution, where she was being held on fraud-related chargers.

The murder-related charges stemmed from an alleged incident on May 15, 2006, whereupon Monroe County Sheriff's deputies responded to McClancy's home, located on Unicoi Lake Road in Tellico Plain, to find her husband, Robert, dead. More than six years later, as the investigation continued, TBI agents interviewed Charles Kaczmarczyk – who was married to McClancy after Robert's death – who, according to agents, told them he and McClancy had planned to kill Robert by overdosing him on prescription medication.

Kaczmarczyk pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder on Sept. 16, 2013. Less than two months later, on Dec. 6, a Monroe County grand jury returned the two indictments against McClancy. A TBI press release said after McClancy's "recent release," she was arrested and taken to the Monroe County Jail, where she was being held on a $100,000 bond.

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