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B6 | JOURNAL-NEWS | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 COMPLETE. IN-DEPTH. DEPENDABLE. LOCAL& STATE CRIME& COURTS Woman gets life for husband’s grisly killing She shot him in the back of the head, then cut up body. 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 nearbyWalmart, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Department. During an interviewat 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. 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, alsonamedHowardEubank, found the remains Dec. 9, 2017, at his parents’ home on Linda Drive in Coventry Townshipwhen 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 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. ByRobin Goist AdvanceOhioMedia A Summit County CourtofCommonPleasjudge sentenced a 50-year-oldCoventry 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 ofmurder with a firearm specification, a third-degree felony AKRON— Marcia Eubank, 50, was sentenced Friday to life in prison withthepossibilityofparoleafter20years for thedeath and dismemberment of her husband, Howard Eubank, in 2017. ADVANCEOHIOMEDIA Landbank CRYPTOQUOTE continued fromB1 it will be used for overflow parking at the Little League fields. Several groups are also donating funds andwork to upgrade the area, including: $45,000 from the Coalition of aHealthy Community for a newwalking path; $8,000 from the Reds Community Fund to improve the baseball fields, and a group of Miami University athletes, who have agreed to paint the concession stands. Township Trustee Nick Schwab said the family living in the trailer — that has been there since the mid1960s — wanted $ 70,000 for the property but they were able to negotiate the lower price. “It’s amazingwhat’s going on,” Schwab said. “It all just kind of fell together.” Themoneywillcomefrom delinquent tax assessment TheButler County land bankwelcomedReily Twp. as amember Thursday, then awarded a $40,000grant/loan so the trustees can buy and demolish this blighted trailer. and collections (DTAC). The land bank has collected $ 621,873 in DTAC money since the county commissioners approved siphoning one percent for banishing blight several years ago. Membership in the land bank includes: Fairfield, Hamilton, Middletown, New Miami, Seven Mile, Trenton and Fairfield, plusHanover, Lemon, Liberty, Madison, Oxford, Ross, St. Clair and Wayne townships. WONDERWORD Coroner continued fromB1 The office staff presented large versions of Poynter’s photos to County Coroner Dr. Lisa Mannix as a Christmas gift, and they hang on an office wall on the sixth floor of theGovernment Services Center. The coroner’s office got a revamp, including new paint, flooring and some furnishings, last year. So the questionwaswhat to put on the walls. After a setback when the officewasfloodedinOctober, final touches were recently added. “Dr. Mannix had some prints of Cincinnati from her private office, but she thought the office needed to beabout (ButlerCounty). She asked me if we could hang my photographs throughout the office where others could see them,” Poynter said. “I was so honored by that.” The colorful photographs are now sprinkled through the office fromthe entryway to the lobby. Sally Poynter said she became interested in photography through thework of pastCounty Coroner TomMarsh. “Hewas an awesome death photographer, but he also took lots of other pictures that he framedand sold. He really inspiredme,” she said. NICKGRAHAM/ STAFF Poynter said she learned early towait for just the right shot and to take plenty of frames. She says she rarely uses her phone as a camera, noting she likes to be able to see every little detail in her works. A large photo of her “Alot of people really comment on Alexander Hamilton,” Poynter said. She added she was likely not toopopular thedayitwas taken because she repeatedly pressed the crosswalk button on High Street to get just the right shot. beloved late cat hangs in her office. “I want to be able to see every hair,” she said with a smile pointing to the cat’s nose. Contact this reporterat 513705-2841. RANCH INN MOTEL Chipotle to pick up orders without leaving their car. Middltown officials said that Chipotlewas identified as a highly desired restaurant by city residentswho participated in the 2017 “What If” Middletown visioning community outreach survey. The “What if Middletown” visioning process was an initial step to publicize the Master Plan and other community planning processes. 4000 Tytus Ave., Middletown continued fromB1 Weekly Rates Starting at ..............$123.25 plus tax Daily Rate From.......$29.25 plus tax $137.00 $32.00 from the window. According to Business Insider, Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol told investors during a callWednesday that Chipotle planned to open “a few dozen more” mobile-order pickup lanes, called “Chipotlanes.” The company has already added “Chipotlanes” at 10 of its U.S. locations, Business Insider said. After placing the order, customers are to pull up to a window at the specified pickup time, allowing them (513) 424-4766 Contact Ed Richter at 513755-5067 [email protected] coxinc.com. Contact Mike Rutledge at 513-483-5233 or [email protected] Afinal development plan for a newChipotle restaurant at Towne Boulevard and Pendleton Circle will be considered Wednesday by theMiddletown PlanningCommission. If approved, theMexican Grill could open this fall. STAFF FILE PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER PressReader.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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