MADISONVILLE — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s case into a seven-year-old murder in Monroe County has resulted in a guilty plea from a federal prisoner in Kentucky.

Charles Kaczmarczyk, 59, was indicted by a Monroe County grand jury on Aug. 7 and pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. He was sentenced to 25 years in state prison.

On May 15, 2006, Robert J. McClancy, 56, was found dead sitting in a recliner in his home in Tellico Plains. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department discovered McClancy in the chair with a pistol in one hand and a bottle of pills in the other hand, but he had not been shot.

TBI was able to identify McClancy’s friend Kaczmarczyk, who told investigators 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 McClancy staged the scene to make it appear to be a suicide. Martha Ann McClancy is now married to Kaczmarczyk.

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