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Plea Deal In School Teacher Murder

(AP-Las Vegas) – A 51-year-old Las Vegas ironworker has taken a plea deal and will avoid trial in the November 2010 slaying of his school teacher wife.

Mark Douglas Franta would have gone to trial Tuesday. But he pleaded an equivalent of no contest Thursday to a reduced second-degree murder charge in the asphyxiation death of 49-year-old Marybeth Franta.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that he faces 10 years to life in prison at sentencing May 10.

Mark Franta’s so-called Alford plea doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges that prosecutors could prove the case against him.

Marybeth Franta’s body was found behind a grocery store a day after the couple returned home from a wedding.

She taught at Molasky Middle School and had been a former director of the Nevada State Horsemen’s Association.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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  1. Jasper says:

    He should get the death penalty for the brutal way he murdered his wife. This makes me disgusted with our legal system!

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