- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - A 25-year-old Wyoming man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2014 stabbing death of another man in bed with his estranged wife.

Jeremiah Shull, of Riverton, entered the plea Monday, negating the need for a second trial after the Wyoming Supreme Court had overturned his first conviction in February because of flawed jury instructions.

The Ranger reports (https://bit.ly/2h33qnm ) that Shull’s second trial had been scheduled for Aug. 7.

Prosecutors say Shull stabbed and slit the throat of Jacob Willenbrecht as Willenbrecht slept in bed with Julie Cordell-Shull on Oct. 19, 2014.

In a statement to the court, Shull said he had gone to his wife’s house not with any ill intent, but in a last attempt to save his marriage.

Shull remains in the State Penitentiary pending sentencing.

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Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, https://www.dailyranger.com

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