Richmond man sentenced to 30 years for participating in slaying of his wife

gkocher1@herald-leader.comSeptember 27, 2013 

A Richmond man was sentenced Friday for participating in the 2011 death of his wife and the subsequent cover-up of her slaying.

Jason Singleton, 36, will serve 30 years in prison for complicity to murder, two counts of tampering with evidence, and abuse of a corpse. He pleaded guilty in May to his role in the slaying of Angela Singleton, 25, a dancer at a Lexington strip club.

Angela Singleton's dismembered body was found on Jan. 19, 2011, in a field near Valley View in northwestern Madison County.

Jason Singleton's girlfriend, Christina Tompkins Marcum, 29, is accused of murder in the case.

Marcum's trial is scheduled for March 3.

In a statement filed in May in Madison Circuit Court, Jason Singleton accused Marcum of killing Angela Singleton. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jennifer Smith said at the time that the prosecution "doesn't embrace that (statement) as entirely accurate," but she said it was enough to satisfy Singleton's guilty plea to the charge of complicity to murder.

Singleton is already serving a 10-year sentence. He pleaded guilty in November 2011 to unlawful imprisonment and criminal mischief for holding several people hostage in Somerset.

Greg Kocher: (859) 231-3305. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety.

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