|Published: 8:56 AM, 09/18/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A man already in federal prison on
fraud charges has pleaded guilty to a 2006 Monroe County homicide.
Charles Kaczmarczyk, 59, who is
currently serving time in a federal prison in Kentucky, was indicted
by the Monroe County grand jury on Aug. 7 and pled guilty in court to
one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. He was
sentenced to serve 25 years in state custody.
It was on May 15, 2006, when Robert J.
McClancy, 56 at the time of his death, was found dead in a recliner
in his home located on Unicoi Lake Road near Tellico Plains,
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office
responded to a call of a possible shooting and discovered McClancy in
the chair with a pistol in one hand and a bottle of pills in the
other hand, but McClancy had not been shot.
Through the course of the
investigation, TBI was able to identify McClancy's friend,
Kaczmarczyk, who stated that he and McClancy's wife, Martha Ann
McClancy conspired to kill Robert McClancy by causing him to overdose
on prescription medication. According to Kaczmarczyk, he and Martha
Ann, staged the scene to make it appear to be a suicide. Martha Ann
McClancy is now Martha Ann Kacmarczyk and married to Charles.
McClancy was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, according to TBI.
Kaczmarczyk had a charge of
first-degree murder dismissed. Hs must serve at least 30 percent of
the 25 years sentence before he is eligible for parole.
The 10th Judicial District Attorney
General requested TBI investigate the homicide and provided an
investigator who worked the case with a TBI agent. The U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General and Social
Security Administration OIG were instrumental in providing the
evidence and information needed to investigate the homicide which led
to the guilty plea.
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