The Murder case against Mark Bucki will move forward after a court hearing on Tuesday. Defense attorneys argued insufficient evidence to show that Mark Bucki killed his estranged wife Anita Bucki. Lincoln County Circuit Judge Jay Tlusty, denied the defense motion to dismiss the case. A Scheduling conference will happen on October 22nd.
Authorities said the 49-year-old Mark Bucki and his 48-year-old wife Anita were discussing a divorce just before he reported her missing in late April. Her remains were found in mid-May about 20 miles from the couple’s home. An autopsy showed that Anita was stabbed seven times, and had severe bruises around her throat. Mark Bucki was jailed in May of this year and is being held on $2 million cash bond.