Woman gets life for husband’s grisly killing
She shot him in the back of the head, then cut up body.
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.
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.