Marine's wife pleads guilty to murder conspiracy

3:19 p.m. June 21, 2004

PHOENIX The 34-year-old wife of a Marine pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to have her husband killed while he was stationed in Kuwait.

Wendy Glass of Yuma, Ariz., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.

She admitted having an affair with another Marine, Larry Framness, from November 2001 to May 2003, and she admitted she and Framness conspired to kill her husband, James Houston Glass.

James Glass and Framness were deployed from Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma and sent to Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait in early 2003. While there, Framness tried to kill Glass with a grenade after luring him to a guard shack, prosecutors said.

Glass was injured but survived.

In February, Framness pleaded guilty in a San Diego military court to attempted murder, dereliction of duty, making false official statement and adultery. He is serving a life sentence.

Because Wendy Glass cooperated in the prosecution case against Framness, prosecutors have recommended a sentence of a little more than eight years. She was scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 13 by U.S. District Judge Stephen McNamee.