Federal prisoner pleads guilty in 2006 Monroe Co. murder

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WVLT)-- A federal prisoner has pleaded guilty in the murder of a Monroe County man.

Charles Kaczmarczyk, 59, who is currently serving time in a federal prison in Kentucky, was sentenced to 25 years in state custody for the murder of Robert J. McClancy. The 56-year-old was found dead in his Tellico Plains home May 2006.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of a possible shooting and discovered McClancy in the chair with a pistol in one hand and a bottle of pills in the other hand, but McClancy had not been shot.

According to TBI, Kaczmarczyk stated that he and McClancy's wife Martha conspired to kill McClancy by causing him to overdose on prescription pills. He told investigators he and Martha staged the scene to make it appear as a suicide.

The 10th Judicial District Attorney General requested TBI investigate the homicide and provided an investigator who worked the case with a TBI agent.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General and Social Security Administration OIG were instrumental in providing the evidence and information needed to investigate the homicide.

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