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Mary Kay Letourneau

American schoolteacher killer

Died when: 58 years 158 days (701 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Mary Kay Letourneau

Mary Katherine Fualaau (née Schmitz, formerly Letourneau;January 30, 1962 – July 6, 2020) was an American teacher who pleaded guilty in 1997 to two counts of felony second-degree rape of a child.

The child was Vili Fualaau, who was 12 years old when sexual relations first occurred and had been her sixth-grade student at an elementary school in Burien, Washington.

While awaiting sentencing, she gave birth to Fualaau's child.With the state seeking a seven-and-a-half-year prison sentence, she reached a plea agreement calling for six months in jail, with three months suspended, and no contact with Fualaau for life among other terms.

The case received national attention.Shortly after Letourneau had completed three months in jail, the police caught her in a car with Fualaau.

A judge revoked her plea agreement and reinstated the prison sentence for the maximum allowed by law of seven and a half years.

Eight months after returning to prison, she gave birth to Fualaau's second child, another daughter.She was imprisoned from 1998 to 2004.

Letourneau and Fualaau were married in May 2005, and the marriage lasted 14 years until their separation in 2019.

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