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Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

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Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) - A man pleaded not guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the death of his wife, whose remains were found in a landfill weeks after her disappearance.

Prosecutors said they would not seek the death penalty against Hacking, whose trial was set for April 18.

Authorities believe Lori Hacking, 27, was killed July 19 after learning her husband had not been accepted to medical school in North Carolina as he had claimed. The couple were packing to move there when she vanished. The school enrollment was among a series of deceptions Mark Hacking had perpetuated over several years, police say.

The innocent plea infuriated the victim's family.

"I know that one day Mark will receive perfect judgment from the only judge who knows every detail of what he did that terrible night," Lori Hacking's mother, Thelma Soares, said outside court.

Hacking's plea came after the victim's brother, Paul Soares wrote a letter to Hacking in jail. The letter urged him to "be a man" and begged him to "save your family the grief and cost" and plead guilty to murder.

"Just plead guilty for once. Just tell the truth. Take responsibility for your actions," Soares wrote, according to the Deseret Morning News.

"Your father said you were determined to do what is right - even if it costs you your life. ... Just tell the judge the truth. Admit it. Don't ask for some lenient plea bargain. Be a man," the letter continued.

Prosecutor Robert Stott said he was not seeking the death penalty because he cannot prove Lori Hacking was five weeks pregnant, as she told friends. Her remains were badly decomposed. Utah law allows the death penalty for multiple murder.

Stott said no discussions have been held about a plea agreement.

Hacking's attorney indicated he would challenge Hacking's alleged confession to his brothers that he shot his wife in the head while she slept and disposed of her remains, the weapon and a mattress in trash bins.

Hacking's parents, Douglas and Janet Hacking, attended the hearing but left without commenting. Hacking's brother, Scott, said he wasn't looking forward to testifying against Mark in what would be an emotional trial.

"Any time they call a family member to testify against another family member, it's going to be painful," he said, adding that Mark Hacking was "under extensive psychiatric testing" while in jail.

- "Hacking pleads innocent to wife's killing: Victim's brother to Hacking: 'Be a man,'" CNN.com, Friday, October 29, 2004 Posted: 4:51 PM EDT (2051 GMT)

http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/10/29/slain.wife.ap/index.html