- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Burns man who was serving a 45-year sentence for his wife’s shooting death has committed suicide in the Laramie County jail.

The sheriff’s office said Ron Zimmerman was found dead early Tuesday.

Jail officials said Zimmerman was alive during a routine check at 12:55 a.m., but was found with the cord to his CPAP machine around his neck sometime after 1 a.m.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1MxgysC ) Zimmerman was not on a suicide watch.

Zimmerman was convicted of second-degree murder for the July 2014 shooting death of his wife.

Court records said Zimmerman was intoxicated when he shot 51-year-old Teresa Zimmerman in the face with a 12-gauge shotgun for yelling at their three grandchildren. Zimmerman called 911 and reported the shooting.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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