Prison Sentence For Former Tulsa Teacher Convicted In Wife's Murder Upheld

Monday, September 27th 2010, 4:50 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, OKLAHOMA -- A Tulsa County judge agreed Monday with jurors that a former teacher and coach should spend the rest of his life in prison, without the chance of parole.

John Kastner was convicted on September 20, 2010, of murdering his wife, Lori, in their home while their children were asleep in June 2008.

It took the jury only about 30 minutes to reach its verdict.

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The defense rested without presenting any evidence and without putting Kastner on the stand. Prosecutors did not ask for the death penalty.

Kastner is a former teacher at Webster High School.