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Christina Tompkins Marcum - Kentucky
Jury selection began Monday for the trial of the 2011 indictment stating Christina and Jason Singleton killed his wife, Angela Singleton, and destroyed her body afterward. Jason received a 30 year sentence for the murder in 2013. Christina is also charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution.
Christina says she is innocent. Her co-defense counsel has stated that there will be no plea deal, stating "We're not pleading guilty. She didn't do anything. ...You don't plead guilty when you didn't do anything."
Her defense states that she suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of the tremendous abuse she suffered at the hands of Jason.
The prosecution says they will negate all PTSD information and can prove that Christina's increasingly weird, erratic and volatile behavior toward the victim in the period before her murder proves she had the ability and desire to kill her.
Christina and Jason had been engaged at one point. The relationship went sour and he married Angela. Court records show years of domestic abuse situation, including an account of Christina assaulting Jason because he looked at another woman. After that episode, Jason obtained an emergency order of protection against Christina.
Christina was jailed after a second domestic abuse situation where she threw a cell phone at Jason's head and caused some lacerations. When she was released she moved in with her high school BF, Nick Marcum. The two were soon married. Three days later Jason married Angela.
Jason moved Angela into the home he and Christina had shared. This crawled up Christina's butt much like it would any other woman but she handled it pretty bad. For example, she would park outside the home at all hours of the night and blare the horn until Jason came out. She would call both Angela and Jason 20 - 30 times a day and threaten violence.
Witnesses and friends of Christina tell about being with her as she pissed on Jason and Angela's door mat, seen her breaking windows and heard the many threats. The first month the couple was married as many as six 911 calls were routed to Jason and Angela's address concerning problems with Christina.
Somewhere along the line Christina and Jason got back together. On or near January 14, the 911 calls took a different turn. Jason had thrown her out and called 911 because she refused to leave. Two days before she was killed she called 911 to report he'd changed the locks on her. At this point Jason got his parents involved and they were in the mix trying to get Angela to leave.
Angela's mother reported her missing on Jan. 17, 2011. Two days later, Angela Singleton's dismembered body was found.