Former jail guard sentenced to life in prison after murdering his ex wife with an ax

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BERNARD PARISH, La. (4/23/19) 57-year-old Mark Owens has been scheduled to go to trial May 20th.

However, he entered his plea in Saint Bernard Parish this morning, earning himself a life sentence in court, taking their mother away from their children.

Authorities say that Owens had hidden under his ex-wife’s home, killing her as she left for work.

His former mother-in-law had tried to stop him, escaping and calling 9-1-1 when he tried to attack her.

Owens had been released from a mental hospital two days before the killing.

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