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Deceits Follow Husband in Hacking Case
AP via Yahoo! ^ | Fri Jul 30, 7:34 PM ET | PAUL FOY

Posted on 07/31/2004 10:26:24 AM PDT by MizSterious

Deceits Follow Husband in Hacking Case

Fri Jul 30, 7:34 PM ET

By PAUL FOY, Associated Press Writer

SALT LAKE CITY - By all accounts, Mark Hacking was fun to be around and loving to his wife. He wanted to be liked and respected and, like his father, to become a doctor.

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But years of deceptions are catching up to Hacking, a 28-year-old former nightshift hospital orderly who has become the focus of police in the disappearance of his wife, who vanished as they were packing to move to a medical school where, it turns out, he wasn't enrolled.

And friends and co-workers are recalling moments when they believe Lori Hacking discovered her husband's propensity for lying. Not only was he never accepted to a North Carolina medical school, he had dropped out of college, even though he kept textbooks spread open around his apartment.

Detective Phil Eslinger said police are trying to build a "rock-solid" case, but they lack one important piece of evidence that had cadaver dogs working a municipal landfill this week.

"We need a body," Assistant District Attorney Bob Stott said Friday.

Mark Hacking often hung out at a neighborhood store — refilling sodas, eating hot-dogs and smoking Camel menthols — when his wife was at work and he was supposedly attending classes or studying for medical exams.

Clerks say he asked them never to reveal his cigarette habit to his wife. He told them he was a therapist.

Like his wife, Mark Hacking is a Mormon who isn't supposed to smoke.

His history of deceptions, petty and grand, took family members by surprise when they started unraveling last week, says his father, Douglas Hacking, a pediatrician.

"We didn't see it coming," he said. "We got completely blindsided by it."

Mark Hacking was taken to a psychiatric ward a day after the search for his wife began, after he was seen running around at night naked in sandals outside a motel where he'd taken a room.

Doctors are trying to "sort out what is going on in his mind," his father said. The family hired a noted Utah defense lawyer, D. Gilbert Athay, who was seen at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute as recently as Thursday. Athay will confirm only that he has spoken several times with Hacking.

Mark Hacking never was on track to become a doctor, nor is he a therapist. State records show he is a licensed health care assistant, a job he resigned July 23 that is being advertised at the University of Utah. The job posting says health care assistants start at $8.42 an hour and must be available for odd work hours.

Records show Lori Hacking, a 27-year-old stockbroker's assistant at Wells Fargo, graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in 1999. She put her plans to pursue an MBA on hold until her husband could graduate from medical school.

Once, in 2000, a friend of Lori's recalls her confiding that Mark Hacking "just lied to me" about having enrolled one semester at college, both Salt Lake City daily newspapers reported Friday.

But it is believed to be a bigger lie that left Lori Hacking stunned and sobbing on Friday, July 16, three days before her husband reported her missing.

Her colleagues say she had been trying to make some arrangements at the North Carolina-Chapel Hill school. They believe an administrator was returning a call that day to say her husband wasn't enrolled there. A private woman, Lori Hacking didn't share her grief with co-workers, but took up their suggestion to leave work early.

Later that night, she showed up with her husband at a going-away party at her boss' mountain cabin, betraying no sign of distress. She was last seen by friends Sunday night, July 18, and failed to show for work the next morning at 7 a.m.

Mark Hacking has told police his wife didn't return from a sunrise jog July 19, but his timeline is falling apart.

Police don't believe Lori Hacking ever went jogging at a city park and doubt his claims he jogged the route before reporting her missing. They say he was crosstown at a store buying a new mattress at 10:23 a.m, before alerting police at 10:49 a.m. Police have recovered the old mattress from a trash bin in their neighborhood.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: avoidingalimony; deathpenaltytime; getarope; guilty; hacking; jogger; liar; lies; lorihacking; loser; markhacking; missing; murder; narcissist; patholiar; psycholiar; utah; wifekiller
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To: OldFriend

"That she went to the going away party with him that evening instead of going home to Mom leaves me wondering tho."

Maybe he threatened her... and then he still killed her... That's my guess...


51 posted on 07/31/2004 2:35:37 PM PDT by sabe@q.com
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To: Dont Mention the War; Bonaparte

Sure thing. You might also freepmail Bonaparte, because he posts most of these threads. One or the other of us will ping you, though.


52 posted on 07/31/2004 2:39:44 PM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: Dont Mention the War

I think pride has a lot to do with Hacking's lies. I gather that most of his family are "over-achievers" so it seems logical he'd want to keep up with them. It might well have played into the murder, too.


53 posted on 07/31/2004 2:41:43 PM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: MizSterious

T-Storm here. To save for when I get back.


54 posted on 07/31/2004 2:49:34 PM PDT by SheLion (Please register to vote! We can't afford to remain silent!!)
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To: Elsie
What's up with the disappearing wives and 'abducted' school girls out here??

"Mainstream" news media racism and classism. Pretty white females from middle- and upper-class families aren't "supposed" to have these sorts of things happen to them, so they get covered. If it was some black woman from inner-city Detroit, you wouldn't hear a word about it no matter how bizarre the story might turn out to be.

55 posted on 07/31/2004 3:09:30 PM PDT by Dont Mention the War (we use the ˇ°ml maximizeˇ± command in Stata to obtain estimates of each aj , bj, and cm.)
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To: MizSterious

Thanks Miz! Bonaparte, I wouldn't mind being on your ping list either. :)


56 posted on 07/31/2004 3:35:20 PM PDT by Dont Mention the War (we use the ˇ°ml maximizeˇ± command in Stata to obtain estimates of each aj , bj, and cm.)
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To: Bluntpoint

It looks like Mr. Happy got the Bobbit treatment!

(Can't have LDS members looking TOO silly, can we?)


57 posted on 07/31/2004 4:20:57 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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To: the Deejay

With the multitude of chemicals she sniffs all day long, it's a wonder she could 'smell' anything!


58 posted on 07/31/2004 4:23:47 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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To: Dont Mention the War

I guess this would explain a lot of it.


59 posted on 07/31/2004 4:25:06 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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To: Elsie

Not true. She detested customers that came in smelling
of perfume/cologne & had to endure it up her nose.


60 posted on 07/31/2004 4:55:58 PM PDT by the Deejay
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
I find it hard to believe that his wife would never have caught on to his smoking habit. For a nonsmoker to kiss a smoker is a very unpleasant experience; even proximity to someone who has recently smoked makes it rather obvious. Smokers don't realize how bad it is, because they're inured to it. I would imagine their relationship wasn't going too well, because obviously they weren't getting very close to one another.

That's bull chit. There ARE ways to keep one's mouth clean, doncha know! I am offended by your remarks. You must be one hellava anti-smoker!

"Unpleasant experience?" The only "unpleasant experience" I find in FR is your post! Grow up!

61 posted on 07/31/2004 5:45:21 PM PDT by SheLion (Please register to vote! We can't afford to remain silent!!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
I'm interested in the nature of creativity, understanding various types of anti-social behavior, history, early music and aesthetics.

Have you studied yourself yet?

Welcome to Free Republic!

62 posted on 07/31/2004 5:47:33 PM PDT by SheLion (Please register to vote! We can't afford to remain silent!!)
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To: Bonaparte

I think the media is getting misled and misleading us...I am sure his morning timeline , calls don't track...but as to knife, mattress, amount of blood evidence...I'm waiting until more is known...

The sensational evidence of rage killing headline from Fox has not panned out so far....Patience while they get their ducks in a row..Praying for them to find Lori's body .


63 posted on 07/31/2004 5:49:38 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: Bonaparte

Hi B, I'm here ... this is on deseretnews.com this morning,

'However, KSL Radio reported early in the day that there may be more people who saw Lori Hacking the Sunday night before her disappearance. The station said that about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Lori visited a friend who has a new baby. That was two hours after the time a convenience store clerk said Hacking and her husband purchased soda from his store. Until Friday, the clerk was thought to perhaps have been the last person known to have seen Lori.

'Eslinger could not confirm the report but said that if the story can be substantiated, police would like to speak with the new mother.'


http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,595081028,00.html


64 posted on 07/31/2004 5:54:00 PM PDT by JockoManning
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To: Bluntpoint

please tell me you're kidding.

if I knew how to post pictures (which I do not) I would post a cup of java with the caption

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE

or on the other hand I can ping you to the threads that have been posted for the past 13 days on this topic.

Eh?


65 posted on 07/31/2004 5:59:53 PM PDT by JockoManning
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To: JockoManning

I am a great judge of character and I think this guy is innocent and will be looking for the killers on every golf course across the country.


66 posted on 07/31/2004 6:08:03 PM PDT by Bluntpoint
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To: JockoManning

If the police don't know who this new mother is, how do they know Lori visited her?


67 posted on 07/31/2004 6:14:40 PM PDT by Netizen (Abortion is not a choice -- it's murder. The only 'choice' is which method of birth control to use.)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

...it doesn't look good for the husband does it.

looks even worse for the wife!


68 posted on 07/31/2004 6:20:50 PM PDT by EDINVA (reporters aren't stupid .. they just think YOU are)
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To: Netizen

good question


69 posted on 07/31/2004 6:21:45 PM PDT by JockoManning
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To: JockoManning

I suspect IF this info is plausible that Mark Hacking told his parents to float the idea to the police to get it into the public arena so he can go for a 'she was kidnapped' version of events. He needs to remove the idea that he was the last person to see her alive. jmo


70 posted on 07/31/2004 6:32:03 PM PDT by Netizen (Abortion is not a choice -- it's murder. The only 'choice' is which method of birth control to use.)
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To: marajade

as I said on another thread,

she should have said, oh, that's OK honey, I won't embarrass you ... then waited till he was asleep or gone somewhere, gotten outside help so there would be eyewitnesses, confronted him, packed up a few essentials, moved out, and made sure to never be alone with him again.


71 posted on 07/31/2004 6:32:15 PM PDT by JockoManning
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To: Bluntpoint

OIC


72 posted on 07/31/2004 6:37:54 PM PDT by JockoManning
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To: SheLion

RIGHT ON!....you go Girl!!!!!!!


73 posted on 07/31/2004 6:46:29 PM PDT by GrandMoM (When the devil presses your "UPSET" button, learn to press your "RESET" button! Joyce Meyer)
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To: MizSterious

Considering his father is a physician, I am a little surprised that he was able to fool his family into believing that he had been accepted into medical school. His father would know that medical schools are highly preferential to in-state candidates. Unless his father attended UNC-SOM, Hacking had almost no chance of being accepted there.

Actually, considering the medical school application process is a very singular experience, I find it hard to believe he could have fooled anybody who was familiar with the process.

I'm with you on the belief that he felt a need to "measure up" to the accomplishments of other family members.


74 posted on 07/31/2004 6:47:52 PM PDT by AQGeiger (Have you hugged your soldier today?)
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To: JockoManning

u betcha


75 posted on 07/31/2004 6:50:12 PM PDT by Bluntpoint
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To: Bonaparte

It's official that the police have the mattress. Rita the Washerwoman was all over this latest news in her 9 p.m. FOX program.


76 posted on 07/31/2004 6:53:50 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: MizSterious
Thanks for adding me to your "ping" list, Miz.

It's a fascinating case.

sw

77 posted on 07/31/2004 7:47:22 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: spectre; Palladin; Jolly; Bella
Palladin and Spectre....just like old times...now we just need that Jolly guy and Bella and a few others.....lol

Palladin.....so they have the mattress?....hope you are right....

if the newest timeline is accurate, he had only about 12 hrs to kill her, dispose of her body, and get back to the apt, clean up, and then go buy the mattress....

he had to be seen ......someone had to see him....imo

78 posted on 07/31/2004 8:21:27 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

Parents have issued a statement that there is no longer a need to look for Lori...Mark has told them...Read over local news, saw on CTV site, Utah posters.


79 posted on 07/31/2004 9:07:30 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: John Jorsett

Why Would I Lie? The movie -- though he didn't murder his wife.


80 posted on 07/31/2004 9:08:52 PM PDT by Libertina (Photoshop is our friend - just ask John Bunny-Suit Kerry ;))
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To: cherry

Maggots...3 days, I believe.


81 posted on 07/31/2004 9:10:22 PM PDT by Libertina (Photoshop is our friend - just ask John Bunny-Suit Kerry ;))
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To: Libertina

Utah posters on CTV reporting families have issued a statement that Mark has talked to police...no longer necessary to search for Lori....That's all...


82 posted on 07/31/2004 9:13:56 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: Libertina

The police say they are "blindsided by this.".seems the family did not share info yet? Probably no statement before morning..."Doctors and family provided safe atmosphere away from news"...he shared the info then ?..


83 posted on 07/31/2004 9:21:21 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: zlala
Unfortunately, I think he left her in several different areas :-(
i.e. his name ain't Hacking for nothing?
 
(groan)

84 posted on 07/31/2004 9:27:33 PM PDT by AnnaZ ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." :::Hillar(ed)y!::: 6/28/04)
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To: JockoManning

OTHO - what if she found out about the medical school lie and the stress makes her miscarry. Two dreams go down the drain immediately. She gets so mad at him she sets him up. Leaves a bloody mattress (from the miscarriage) hides a bloody knife (which police later find) , she spreads blood around and cleans it up, knowing they will detect it, and then she skips town. He wants to cover up the fact that she ran away so his family doesn't find out. Then he finds out he's been set up. He goes right over the edge. hmmm. I'm going to start writing mystery books


85 posted on 07/31/2004 9:29:53 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

#82


86 posted on 07/31/2004 9:31:50 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: AnnaZ

groan is right!


87 posted on 07/31/2004 9:31:50 PM PDT by zlala
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To: MEG33

Found a little blurb about this at ksl.com....I hope he 'fessed up.


88 posted on 07/31/2004 9:32:08 PM PDT by BizzeeMom ("We cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love" Bl. Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: BizzeeMom

http://tv.ksl.com/index.php?sid=109982&nid=5...

Not much...but something...


89 posted on 07/31/2004 9:37:09 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: MEG33

http://tv.ksl.com/index.php?sid=109982&nid=5

See if this works


90 posted on 07/31/2004 9:38:34 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: MEG33; Bonaparte; MizSterious; lady lawyer
From KSL.com:
The families of Lori and Mark Hacking have issued a statement late Saturday night saying information Mark Hacking has provided to police investigators now makes any search for Lori Hacking unneccessary. MORE COMING SOON...
I just watched KUTV news and the Hackings are on their way to the SLC police station. Apparently Mark Hacking made a statement to someone in the family about what happened. The police issued a statement that they are waiting for the Hackings to arrive at the police station. I'll be up late, so will keep my eye on the news...
91 posted on 07/31/2004 9:44:21 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: zlala
;^)

92 posted on 07/31/2004 9:45:29 PM PDT by AnnaZ
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To: MEG33

Hmmm...the family says Mark has given information that makes search unnecessary. They don't say what exactly.

Ya' know, if I were his family, I wouldn't be confident about information given by him. I hope they have verified the truth of his words before making this statement.


93 posted on 07/31/2004 9:46:31 PM PDT by BizzeeMom ("We cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love" Bl. Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: BizzeeMom

I do hope he's told them where to find the poor woman's body, so her family can have some closure. :(


94 posted on 07/31/2004 9:50:53 PM PDT by BizzeeMom ("We cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love" Bl. Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: Utah Girl

Thank you...This must be a terrible day for both families...Hope this includes getting Lori's body back..


95 posted on 07/31/2004 9:52:14 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: BizzeeMom

You mean like"She committed suicide and I couldn't bear for the family to know?..."..I can see problems ahead.


96 posted on 07/31/2004 9:54:17 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: MEG33

yes! that's exactly what I mean.


97 posted on 07/31/2004 9:57:02 PM PDT by BizzeeMom ("We cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love" Bl. Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: BizzeeMom

I sincerely hope he's told them the *whole* truth, and nothing but the truth. I'm skeptical, hope I'm wrong.


98 posted on 07/31/2004 10:02:50 PM PDT by BizzeeMom ("We cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love" Bl. Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: JockoManning

Wonder if this friend is the witness the earlier article had eluded to?


99 posted on 07/31/2004 10:05:44 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: MEG33

I knew he'd crack!


100 posted on 07/31/2004 10:08:39 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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