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Claysburg Woman Sentenced to Life In Prison For Murdering Husband in 2018


November 2, 2023

The Claysburg woman convicted last month of first-degree murder in the 2018 shooting death of her husband has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Bedford County President Judge Travis Livengood handed the life sentence to Nancy Focht, 76, on Oct. 27. Focht was found guilty after a three-day trial last month after a jury rejected her claims of self-defense after suffering years of abuse at the hands of her husband, David Focht Sr.

Nancy Focht was arrested in January 2019 after a lengthy police investigation into David Focht’s shooting. There was never any qu...

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