Former M'boro City Councilmember Found Stabbed to Death in Florida; Husband Confessed

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The Murfreesboro community is shocked at the fatal stabbing of a former Murfreesboro City Councilmember, allegedly at the hands of her husband and former MTSU history professor.

According to media reports out of Riviera Beach, Florida, Mary Huhta (WHO-duh) was found inside their condo Friday, stabbed to death. Her husband, James, according to police, was found in bushes outside the condo by a maintenance worker after jumping or falling from the third story.

Assistant Chief Leonard Mitchell with Riviera Beach Police says 79-year old Mary Huhta's body was found when emergency responders went to tell her of her husband's injury...


78-year old James Huhta reportedly confessed to police. He's currently hospitalized.


The Huhta's, who've been living part of the year in Florida to be closer to their grandchildren, were both well respected here in the community. They also both worked civically here in Rutherford County for decades, especially in efforts to preserve history. James Huhta is being charged with murder while the medical examiner and detectives continue their work as part of the investigation.

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