- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier accused of fatally shooting his wife in 2014 has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.

KOMO-TV reports (https://goo.gl/XENKry) 21-year-old Skylar Nemetz was sentenced Friday for the death of Tarrah “Danielle” Nemetz.

The 19-year-old woman was shot in the back of the head as she sat at a computer in the couple’s Lakewood, Washington, apartment.

Prosecutors allege Nemetz shot his wife because he thought she had been unfaithful while he was on a training operation. Nemetz and his attorney say the AR-15 rifle went off while he was clearing the chamber.

Nemetz was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter earlier this month after jurors deliberated for more than a week. They went with the lesser charge that had been argued for by Nemetz’s attorneys.


Information from: KOMO-TV, https://www.komotv.com/

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