- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - A couple accused of killing the woman’s husband in Prescott and dumping his body at a New Mexico airport will face trial separately.

The Daily Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1tl2tHv) that a judge ruled this week that 48-year-old Marzet Farris III and 46-year-old Laura Stelmasek will not be tried together.

Defense attorneys argued they could implicate each other in front of a jury.

Prosecutors say it doesn’t matter in a conspiracy case.

Farris and Stelmasek are charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a dead body.

Authorities say they fatally stabbed Craig Stelmasek and left his body in a van at Albuquerque International Sunport airport in June 2011. They were arrested more than a week later at Farris’ home near Raleigh, North Carolina.

Farris is scheduled to go to trial Jan. 7.


Information from: The Daily Courier, https://www.dcourier.com

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