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Dow City Woman Sentenced to 50 Years For Second-Degree Murder
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Crawford County District Court sentenced 46-year-old Beth Guzman of Dow City to 50 years in prison after she admitted to fatally shooting her live-in boyfriend last year.
Guzman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shooting 46-year-old Jeremy Frank at their Dow City home. Guzman told investigators she shot Frank at their home after they had an altercation at his job in Denison earlier that day. Frank made it to his vehicle and drove a short distance before succumbing to his injuries. Guzman later told authorities where she hid the gun and shell casings after attempting to cover up the shooting. She must serve at least 35 years of her sentence before being eligible for parole. Her guilty plea agreement includes reducing the charge from first-degree murder. She also must pay $150,000 in restitution to Frank's estate.