May 10th, 2004
Nancy Seaman, now 63, from Lincoln Park, Michigan, was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering her husband Bob in 2004. In 1995 she began working as an elementary school teacher and joined Longacre Elementary School in Farmington. But their marriage began to break down and as they planned their divorce, they both lived in the same home. In May 2004, Seaman then killed her husband by battering him with a hatchet before wrapping him in tarp and duct tape and putting his body in the boot of her car. Prosecutors say that she planned the attack by ambushing her husband with the hatchet before dragging him to their garage where she stabbed him. She also went into work the day following the murder after failing to find a substitute teacher. However, she has always maintained that she was acting in self defense and that Mr Seaman had been violent towards her. But after a trial in 2005, she was found guilty of first degree murder and given a life sentence.