Knoxville Woman Moves From Federal Custody To Face Charges Of Plotting To Kill Husband And Murdering Him

Monday, June 23, 2014
Martha Ann McClancy
Martha Ann McClancy

A Knoxville woman accused of plotting the murder of, and then killing, her husband has been transferred from federal custody to face state murder charges.

At the request of 10th District Attorney General Steven Bebb, TBI special agents began investigating Martha Ann McClancy on Nov. 1, 2012. On May 15, 2006, Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at the family’s home on Unicoi Lake Road in Tellico Plains, where they found the body of Martha Ann’s husband, Robert McClancy, with a pistol in one hand and a bottle of pills in the other.

Investigators did not find a gunshot wound on his body.

 On Dec. 20, 2012, as part of the continuing investigation – and with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs and Social Security Administration’s Offices of Inspector General – Agents took a statement from Charles Kaczmarczyk, during which he stated he and Martha Ann McClancy – who married Kaczmarczyk after her husband’s death and took his name – conspired to kill Mr. McClancy by overdosing him with prescription medicine. Subsequently, Kaczmarczyk pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder on Sept. 16, 2013. The woman has since filed for divorce and dropped Kaczmarczyk’s name.

On Nov. 6, 2013, the Monroe County Grand Jury returned indictments for Martha Ann McClancy, charging the 64-year-old with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. At the time, however, the Knoxville woman was in federal prison on fraud-related charges. Upon her recent release, she was transported to the Monroe County Jail, where she was being held on $100,000 bond. On Monday, she was arraigned on the two charges.


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