A trial date has been set for a woman who allegedly helped kill her husband and staged it as a suicide nearly a decade ago.

Charles Kaczmarczyk, 61, who is currently serving time in a federal prison in Kentucky on fraud charges, was indicted by a Monroe County grand jury in August 2013 and pled guilty in court to one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the death of Robert J. McClancy. He was sentenced to serve 25 years in state custody.

Now McClancy’s wife, Martha Ann, will face charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the Monroe County Courthouse on Nov. 16.

It was on May 15, 2006, when McClancy, 56 at the time of his death, was found dead in a recliner in his home located on Unicoi Lake Road near Tellico Plains

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a possible shooting and discovered McClancy in the chair with a pistol in one hand and a bottle of pills in the other hand, but McClancy had not been shot.

Through the course of the investigation, TBI was able to identify McClancy’s friend Kaczmarczyk, who stated that he and McClancy’s wife, Martha Ann McClancy conspired to kill Robert McClancy by causing him to overdose on prescription medication. According to Kaczmarczyk, he and Martha Ann, staged the scene to make it appear to be a suicide. Martha Ann McClancy is now Martha Ann Kacmarczyk and married to Charles. McClancy was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Kaczmarczyk had a charge of first-degree murder dismissed in 2013. Hs must serve at least 30 percent of the 25 years sentence before he is eligible for parole.

The 10th Judicial District attorney general requested TBI investigate the homicide and provided an investigator who worked the case with a TBI agent. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General and Social Security Administration OIG were instrumental in providing the evidence and information needed to investigate the homicide which led to the guilty plea.

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