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March 19, 2014

SPD officer testifies in Marcum trial

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Gates said he was one of six responding officers who pursued Singleton from the Somerset Mall to Super Service. Gates, who’d been trained in hostage negotiation, contacted Singleton and spoke with him. 
Gates said Jason Singleton asked him multiple times to call Marcum, so the officer said he did.
“At this point Singleton was in the surrendering process, and I remember (Marcum) telling me about a girlfriend who wouldn’t leave him alone and whose car was found on the interstate,” Gates said during his testimony as reported by the Register. 
When Gates was about to end the conversation, he said Marcum asked, “Am I going to be involved in this?”
“That stuck with me,” Gates said. “Why would you ask that if you’re not there (in Somerset)?”
Singleton was later named a “person of interest” in the death of Frazier-Singleton.
In December 2011, Singleton was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his offenses here in Pulaski County. Single-ton is serving the 10-year sentence concurrently, or at the same time as, the 30-year sentence handed down in the murder case. 
Singleton has stated he was on his back deck on Jan 18, 2011, smoking a cigarette, when Marcum strangled and then beat Frazier-Singleton to death. Singleton admitted through the written statement that he dismembered Frazier-Singleton’s body in an effort to cover up the crime, according to the Register. Her body was found the next day, on Jan. 19, 2011, in several trash bags by a road. 
Robert Kelley, the man who found Frazier-Singleton’s remains, testified he thought someone had gutted a deer and dumped it on the side of the road. When he finally got the bag opened, as Frazier-Singleton’s remains had been double-bagged, he found her severed head inside. 
“It was the cruelest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” Kelley said in court, according to the Register. 
Victoria Graham, medical examiner, testified that Frazier-Singleton died from asphyxia caused by strangulation. 
Marcum’s trial is continuing today. 
 

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