North Adams man sentenced to life for killing wife


NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (NEWS10) — A North Adams man, who pleaded guilty to murdering his wife, was sentenced to life in jail.

Mark Steele-Knudslien, 49, killed his wife, Christa Leigh, in January 2018 by stabbing her and hitting her with a hammer.

Her body was later found inside their Veazie Street home.

The judge sentenced him to life in state prison with the possibility of parole in 25 years.

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