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Plea Deal Could Be in Works for Mark Hacking

Plea Deal Could Be in Works for Mark Hacking



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Less than a month before Mark Hacking stands trial in the shooting death of his wife, sources say a plea agreement may be in the works.

But no deal is currently on the table.

The 28-year old faces one count of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree felony obstruction of justice for allegedly shooting his 27-year-old wife Lori in the head and disposing of her body in a trash bin.

Lori Hacking's body was found more than a month later amid more than six thousand tons of garbage in a Salt Lake landfill.

Trial is set for April 18th in Third District Court.

No legal motions from either the defense or the prosecution have been filed since October last year, prompting speculation about a plea bargain.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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