The former Burien teacher served time in jail for raping a 12-year-old student. She later married that student, Vili Fualaau. Letourneau died of cancer.
Mary Kay Letourneau, who received national infamy after being convicted of raping her student and then later marrying him, has died at age 58, her attorney confirmed to KING 5 news.
In 1996, Letourneau, a sixth-grade teacher at Shorewood Elementary in Burien, was caught having sexual relations with Vili Fualaau, who was her student. Fualaau was 12-years-old at the time and Letourneau was 34.
The two got married in 2005 just after Letourneau was released from a seven-year prison sentence for having sex with a minor. Fualaau was 22 when they got married.
The case and their marriage continued to attract national headlines over the years, including a 2015 interview with Barbara Walters on the TV show “20/20.”