Man pleads not guilty in killing of wife

By Steve Patrick, Managing editor of digital content, spatrick@news4jax.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:30:51 AM EDT
Updated On: Jun 30 2014 11:30:20 AM EDT
Mackey arraignment

Jeffrey Mackey pleads not guilty a charge of murder in his ex-wife's death.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The man who police said confessed to killing his ex-wife has been formally charged with murder.

Kimberly Mackey Jeffrey Mackey, 58, is accused of shooting and killing Kimberly Mackey, who was reported missing from her Southside home on Memorial Day.  The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the ex-husband drove her body 1,150 miles to Missouri to bury her on the property of another of his ex-wives.

At an arraignment Monday morning, Mackey pleaded not guilty on the murder charge. He will continue to be held without bond.

Kimberly Mackey was 48 and had two adult children.  The couple had been divorced for several years.

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