TACOMA — 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 reported Skylar Nemetz, 21, was sentenced Friday for the death of Tarrah “Danielle” Nemetz, 19.
The woman was shot in the back of the head as she sat at a computer in the couple’s Lakewood 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.