The Jury Is Out: The Trial of Skylar Nemetz in the Shooting Death of His Wife Draws to a Close
A jury in Washington State is deliberating today in the trial of a former Humboldt County man accused of murdering his wife who was also from Humboldt County. Family and friends are awaiting the verdict in the trial of Skylar Nemetz who attended Arcata High School and is accused of murdering his teenage wife, the former Tarrah Danielle Rippeon who was a cheerleader at McKinleyville High.
The two moved to Lakewood, Washington after Nemetz joined the Army. On October 16th, 2014 Danielle was shot in the back of her head with an AR-15 rifle while seated at the computer. Both prosecution and defense agree that Skylar Nemetz shot her but the prosecution argued that Nemetz is guilty of First Degree Murder. The defense argued that he was guilty of manslaughter.
We’ll update with the verdict when it comes in.