Woman gets life for hus­band’s grisly killing

She shot him in the back of the head, then cut up body.

Dayton Daily News - - LOCAL & STATE - By Robin Goist

A Sum­mit County AKRON —

Court of Com­mon Pleas judge sen­tenced a 50-year-old Coven­try Town­ship woman on Fri­day to life in prison with the pos­si­bil­ity of pa­role af­ter 20 years in con­nec­tion with the June 2017 death and dis­mem­ber­ing of her hus­band in their home.

Judge Kelly McLaugh­lin sen­tenced Mar­cia Eubank, 50, who pleaded guilty Dec. 21 to a spe­cial felony of mur­der with a firearm spec­i­fi­ca­tion, a third-de­gree felony of tam­per­ing with ev­i­dence and a fifth-de­gree felony of abuse of a corpse, Sum­mit County Court of Com­mon Pleas records show.

Pros­e­cu­tors had asked McLaugh­lin to im­pose a life sen­tence with pa­role el­i­gi­bil­ity af­ter 22 years, “based on the vi­cious man­ner in which [Mar­cia Eubank] mur­dered Howard Eubank, the hor­rific steps she took af­ter the mur­der, the de­ceit­ful ac­tions she took af­ter the crime to con­ceal her ac­tions, and the great pain that she caused the fam­ily,” court doc­u­ments say.

Eubank’s de­fense at­tor­neys asked for the light­est pos­si­ble sen­tence of life with pa­role el­i­gi­bil­ity af­ter 18 years.

Eubank shot 54-year-old Howard Eubank in his head June 13, 2017, be­fore she cut up his body and placed his re­mains in stor­age bins through­out the home, court records show.

Howard Eubank’s son, also named Howard Eubank, found the re­mains Dec. 9, 2017, at his par­ents’ home on Linda Drive in Coven­try Town­ship when he for­got his keys and climbed into a win­dow to get into the house. He found a crate cov­ered in mag­gots and flies and took it out­side, po­lice said.

The son texted Mar­cia Eubank a photo of the rubber tote and asked what was in­side, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments. Eubank replied, “It is part of your father’s body. The other parts are in the base­ment un­der two boxes in crates. Call the po­lice and tell them I killed dad and stored his body. Don’t dig crates out let po­lice do that. I killed him on June 13.”

The son called 911 and in­ves­ti­ga­tors ar­rested Mar­cia Eubank later that day in a park­ing lot out­side a nearby Wal­mart, ac­cord­ing to the Sum­mit County Sher­iff ’s Depart­ment.

Dur­ing an in­ter­view at the Sum­mit County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, Eubank said she and her hus­band were ar­gu­ing in the of­fice of their home when she grabbed a gun and shot him sev­eral times in the back of the head, court doc­u­ments say.

AD­VANCE OHIO ME­DIA

Mar­cia Eubank, 50, was sen­tenced Fri­day to life in prison with the pos­si­bil­ity of pa­role af­ter 20 years for the death and dis­mem­ber­ment of her hus­band, Howard Eubank, in 2017.

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