Mary Katherine Schmitz death news: She died on July 6, 2020, near Seattle. She was 58, and had been suffering from colon cancer. She was an American schoolteacher who pleaded guilty in 1997 to two counts of felony second-degree rape of a child, Vili Fualaau, who was 12 or 13 at the time and had been her sixth-grade student. While awaiting sentencing, she gave birth to Fualaau’s child. With the state seeking a six-and-a-half year prison sentence, she reached a plea agreement calling for six months in jail, with three months suspended, and no contact with Fualaau for life among other terms. The case received global attention. Mary Letourneau had sex in the car also with Vili Fualaau.
Mary Katherine Schmitz death news: Letourneau lost a battle with colon cancer. Letourneau was a former Highline teacher who passed away after being ill for some time. She was 58.
“It was expected but sad anyway,” Gehrke said. “She was a good person.“