• Judge denies motion in Farina murder for hire case

    by  • July 18, 2013 • News

    A 35-year-old Farina man charged with attempting to hire someone to kill his wife was in Fayette County Court Wednesday.

    Mark G. Fulk appeared before Judge James Roberts on a motion hearing, in which the defense was asking the court to quash subpoenas issued in the case. fayco courthouse

    Roberts denied the motion, which asked that specific documents, along with a subpoena for Capt. Morrison L. Fraser, ISP District 12 commander, be quashed.

    Fulk, who is held in the Fayette County Jail with bail set at $3 million, is accused of offering cash, a motorcycle, an auto shop, and a house to John Shelton if Shelton would kill Fulk’s wife.

    Shelton reportedly worked for Fulk at the time he was allegedly hired to carry out the plot. Shelton instead reported the plot to sheriff’s deputies.

    Deputies reportedly outfitted Shelton with an eavesdrop recording device that captured conversations between the two men in which Fulk is allegedly heard saying he wanted Shelton to kill his wife.