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Claysburg Woman Found Guilty of Husband's Murder


September 28, 2023

A Claysburg woman was found guilty of her husband’s murder in Bedford County court almost five years to the day she shot and killed him at their Kimmel Township home.

Nancy Focht, 75, was found guilty of first-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence on Sept. 15 for the Sept. 11, 2018, shooting death of her husband, David Focht Sr.

Focht was arrested in January 2019 after a lengthy police investigation into David Focht’s shooting. There was never any question that Nancy Focht pulled the trigger on the gun that killed her husband, but she claimed it was self-defense after suffe...

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