Nicholasville woman is charged with murder in death of boyfriend's wife


The woman who was dating Jason Singleton when his wife was killed and dismembered in Madison County in January was charged with murder Thursday.

Christina Marcum, 28, and Singleton were both indicted Thursday by a Madison County grand jury in the death of Angela Frazier Singleton, whose body was found in a field two days after she was reported missing.

Jason Singleton had been charged in the death previously, but Marcum had not. An arrest warrant was issued after the grand jury chose to indict Marcum along with Singleton, said Trooper Paul Blanton, spokesman for the state police post in Richmond.

Blanton said he could not say what role Marcum played in the killing but said "she has been charged with the exact same murder charge that he was."

"The grand jury felt that she was an active participant," he said.

Blanton said Jason Singleton and Marcum had a relationship at the time of the killing.

Marcum, of Nicholasville, was also indicted for tampering with physical evidence and hindering prosecution. In Fayette County, she was charged in April with intimidating a witness. That charge is related to the murder case, Blanton said.

Marcum is being held in Madison County on a $500,000 bond. Singleton is being held in Pulaski County, where he was arrested the day after his wife's murder for stealing a car and taking four hostages at a trucking company before surrendering to police.

Angela Singleton, a dancer at a Lexington strip club, was reported missing Jan. 17. Police later found her burned, dismembered body in a field.

When they executed a search warrant at the Singletons' house on Forest Hill Drive in Richmond, they found a knife and an electric saw. There was soot on the wall and a smell as if something had been burned. Part of the carpet and floor had recently been removed, police have said.

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