Attorneys for a Coventry Township woman accused of shooting her husband and dismembering his body plan to request that an investigator be appointed to assist with her defense.

Brian Pierce, one of two lawyers for Marcia Eubank, said during a pretrial hearing Tuesday that he will file the request this week. He would like to hire Tom Pavlish, a Cleveland investigator.

Eubank, 49, has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse in the death of her husband, Howard Eubank, 54. She is being held at the Summit County Jail on a $1 million cash bond.

Investigators say Eubank shot her husband several times in mid-June, dismembered his body with power tools and hand tools and placed his remains in bins throughout their home. One of the couple’s sons discovered a container Dec. 9 in the home he had shared with his parents.

Summit County Common Pleas Judge Jason Wells appointed attorney Andrea Whitaker as a second attorney in the case. Pierce requested that another attorney be appointed, which the court generally does in aggravated murder cases.

Assistant Prosecutor Dustin Roth said prosecutors have provided the defense with more than 30 pieces of evidence, including several DVDs and CDs. He said the medical examiner’s report is expected to be completed within a month.

“This will take time to digest,” Pierce said of the evidence.

Pierce said he and Whitaker will need about a month to go through the evidence and determine what experts they think are needed for the trial. Pierce has said they will explore a potential defense of battered woman syndrome.

Eubank will next be in court at 1 p.m. March 6.

Stephanie Warsmith can be reached at 330-996-3705 or swarsmith@thebeaconjournal.com. Follow her on Twitter at @swarsmithabj.