Estranged husband of suspect in Bacon murder speaks out

Published: Dec. 30, 2019 at 11:46 PM EST
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(12/30/19) - The husband of a Shiawassee County murder suspect is as stunned as the community, after learning the man he loved is accused of killing a 25-year-old man.

"He didn't act like there was anything amiss. That's very frightening to think that he can maintain such a calm demeanor, when such a horrendous crime had been committed," said husband Jamie Arnold.

Arnold is recalling the last time he saw his estranged husband, 50-year-old Mark David Latunski, on Christmas Day. The following day, police say Kevin Bacon of Swartz Creek was last seen alive.

"First of all, I want to give my condolences to the Bacon family. My heart goes out to them. I can't believe what they are going through right now. I have a daughter and if I lost her I don't know what I would do," Arnold said.

Latunski was charged Monday with murder and mutilation of a human body after police found Bacon's body in Latunski's Bennington Township home on Saturday morning.

"The last few days since Saturday have been a nightmare, and no matter how bad I'm going through it, I can't imagine what his family would be feeling," Arnold said.

He has been separated from Latunski for months.

"I had to get out of there. I knew it was a dangerous situation for me to be in," he said.

Because of the crime Latunski has been accused of, Arnold said he has become a target on social media.

"I'm afraid to go in public. I've been accused of hiding out of being an accomplice when I moved out three months ago," Arnold said.

He is asking those threatening him and place of work to think about their actions before they hit post.

"My heart goes out to his family, and before you judge people, make sure you know all the facts," Arnold said.

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