MERRILL, WI (WTAQ) - A north central Wisconsin man denies killing his estranged wife and dumping her remains in a swamp.
50-year-old Mark Bucki of Merrill testified in his own defense Tuesday in his trial in Lincoln County. He told jurors and he and 48-year-old Anita Bucki mutually agreed to get divorced, in the hours before she vanished in late April.
Prosecutors said Bucki made his wife disappear by stabbing and strangling her, then tossing her remains in a remote area about 20 miles away.
Earlier, witnesses testified that Anita had talked about getting back together with her husband just before she was murdered.
The case could go to the jury as early as Tuesday. Bucki is charged with homicide, strangulation and suffocation, and hiding a corpse.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)