Day 3 of Bucki Trial: Anita Wanted to save Marriage

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email

The trial for the Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife is set to continue Thursday morning. Prosecutors say Mark Bucki killed his wife, Anita, and dumped her body in a Taylor County swamp nearly a year ago.

Wednesday's testimony included what could be some damning evidence from the Bucki's home, and a personal message from Anita to Mark.

"We survived by being together, and are better for it. we worked hard. we achieved a lot," Matthew Olesen said, reading an email Anita sent to Mark on April 19th, 2013.

"As we work this out, you will see this is right. we fit. I just pulled back and quit trying," the letter said.

Anita wrote that some of their marriage problems were caused by her not always wanting to accept the role as a mother.

"How could I say it was all it was cracked up to be to you who never wanted kids, you would never let it die. There were so many feelings I can tell you know, I wish I could have told you then, but we can talk about those together when you can hold me and say it is okay," the letter said.

Another person who testified was a cadaver dog handler, who's K-9 'hit' on possible human remains inside a bedroom of their home, where large pieces of carpet had been removed.

"As she went from the area of the closet, toward the area where the larger carpet section had been removed, she drew in a deep breath right at the seam of the carpeting," Officer Solon McGill said, "and at that point provided a trained final response."

The trial is close to being on schedule and will reconvene Thursday at 8:15am.

CORRECTION: A previously published version incorrectly identified Officer Solon McGill as "McDill"

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