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Husband Gets Life For School Teacher Wife’s Murder

(Las Vegas, NV) — Mark Franta has been sentenced to life in prison for murder of his wife Marybeth. He entered an Alford Plea of guilty to second-degree murder in March. That means while technically not admitting to murder, he acknowledged there was enough evidence to convict.

Marybeth Franta was a teacher at Molasky Middle School. Police say that in November of 2010, she got into an argument with her husband which ended with her being strangled.

Mark Franta will be eligible for parole after serving 10 years of the life term.


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