50-year sentence for ex-Indiana town marshal in wife’s death

FRANKFORT — A central Indiana judge has given a 50-year prison sentence to a former deputy town marshal in the death of his wife, who was shot with his police weapon.

The Clinton County judge ordered the sentence Tuesday for 57-year-old Keith Smith of Frankfort. A jury convicted him in September of murder for the death of 50-year-old Lisa Smith.

WLFI-TV reports Smith cried during Tuesday’s hearing and begged his wife’s family to believe he didn’t mean to kill her.

Prosecutors maintained during his trial that Smith was jealous of a relationship between his wife and another man when the shooting happened at their home in March 2016.

Smith was a deputy marshal for the town of Colfax and previously a Clinton County sheriff’s deputy.