A North Texas man described by prosecutors as a professional gambler with money trouble must serve life in prison for the 2016 slaying of his teacher wife in a failed attempt to collect her life insurance.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports 47-year-old Mark Andrews of Azle (AY'-zil) was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of murder in the beating death of his spouse, Doris. Investigators say the 43-year-old victim was attacked with a hammer in the couple's home.
Prosecutors say Andrews had financial problems and wanted to collect on more than $370,000 in life insurance on his wife. The victim taught in the Keller Independent School District.
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Andrews, who was arrested hours after the Jan. 8, 2016, slaying, must serve at least 30 years in prison before being eligible for parole.