A preliminary hearing will be held Feb. 9 for Michelle Scoggins, 45, of Vian. Scoggins is charged with murder in the first degree, deliberate intent, in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw.
Scoggins is accused of stabbing her husband, Billy Mar, 48, on Oct. 11 at their home in Vian. Mar died the next day in a Fort Smith hospital. Before his death he told police that his wife stabbed him in the abdomen with a filet knife while she was cooking.
At the time Vian police who responded to the call said the stabbing may have been the result of a domestic disturbance.
Wesley Cherry of McAlester, with the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System (OIDS), represents Scoggins. He said she has entered a not guilty plea to the murder charge.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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