The defendant, 21-year-old Skylar Nemetz, originally had been charged with first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Tarrah "Danielle" Nemetz.
TACOMA — A jury has found a former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the killing of his wife in 2014.
The News Tribune reports (http://goo.gl/966m7d) 21-year-old Skylar Nemetz had been charged with first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Tarrah “Danielle” Nemetz.
Jurors deliberated for more than a week, choosing to go with the lesser charge that had been argued for by Nemetz’s attorneys.
Tarrah Nemetz was shot in the back of the head as she sat at a computer in the couple’s Lakewood, Pierce County, apartment.
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Prosecutors said Nemetz shot her because he was upset that another man bought her liquor while he was away on a training operation. Nemetz and his attorney say the AR-15 rifle went off while he was clearing the chamber.