49-year-old Marcia Eubank accused of fatally shooting her husband and dismembering his body months before their son found the remains has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder
An Ohio woman accused of fatally shooting her husband and dismembering his body months before their son found the remains has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder.
A Summit County grand jury also indicted 49-year-old Marcia Eubank on murder, corpse abuse and evidence-tampering charges in the June 13 killing of her husband, Howard Eubank.
The couple had been married for 25 years.
A message seeking comment was left Friday for her attorney, Brian Pierce. Eubank’s arraignment in county court is scheduled for January 5 2018.
Authorities say Eubank told investigators that she shot 54-year-old Howard Eubank in the head and put his remains in several containers around their home in Coventry Township, near Akron after a domestic dispute.
She was arrested after their son inadvertently found the remains in early December.
Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry said ‘He [the son] communicated it to his mother who is not at the residence.’
‘She communicated back he should probably call the police,’ Barry told Fox8.
Pictured here is Marcia and Howard Eubank’s home in Coventry Township, located just south of Akron in Ohio
Apparently the son had been locked out of the house so decided to climb in through a window, which is when he immediately smelled the odor and saw the maggots.
In a call to 911 the son described the horrific scene of the deteriorated remains. ‘I just found out my mom killed my dad and I found the pieces of his body in the house,’ News 5 Cleveland reported.
The father’s body had been found in three locked, separate plastic storage containers.
‘This was a very gruesome scene. Very disturbing,’ Barry said.
Their son had to climb through the window after being locked out, which is when he found his father’s remains in containers around the house
After the call police were able to track down Eubank who was in the parking lot of a shopping mall. Despite admitting to shooting her husband twice, Barry said she was not being cooperative with police.
Eubank had her first appearance in court on Monday, where a judge set her bond at $1 million.
Apparently family members and neighbors weren’t aware of what was going on as Howard, who drove a truck for a local pipe company, would sometimes be gone for long periods of time for work.