Man convicted of killing wife by hitting her with dumbbell

Posted at 9:13 AM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 09:22:03-05
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - A man has been convicted of second-degree murder for beating his wife with a dumbbell.
The Howard County State's Attorney's Office said in a news release that 42-year-old Jason Martin entered an Alford plea Monday in the death of 42-year-old Carla Dee Martin.
Prosecutors say Martin had a fight with his wife in their Laurel home on Oct. 24, 2015. Authorities say he showed up at a neighbor's house with their three children and said he believed he had killed Carla Martin.
Martin faces up to 30 years in prison at sentencing in March.

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