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Dismemberment suspect enters surprise guilty plea

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RICHMOND, KY (WAVE) - A man accused of killing and cutting up his wife's body surprised the courtroom Tuesday when he pled guilty to being involved in her death.

Jason Singleton entered his plea to a charge of complicity to commit murder during a court appearance in Richmond, Kentucky, but said he is not the one who killed his wife, Angela, in January 2011.

Singleton told the judge that his ex-girlfriend, Christina Marcum, was the one who strangled his wife. After taking a large quantity of prescription pills, Singleton said he was the one who chopped her up and tried to hide the remains.

By pleading guilty Singleton takes on full responsibility. He'll be sentenced in August and could face 30 years in prison.

Singleton is also facing charges for tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

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