Skylar Nemetz Not Guilty of Murder 1, Convicted of Lesser Count
The family of Tarrah Danielle Rippeon Nemetz who died October 16th, 2014 when she was shot in the back of her head by her husband Skylar reported at approximately 3:40 p.m. that the verdict had come in.
Skylar Nemetz, who attended Arcata High, was convicted of “Manslaughter 1 with the included firearm possession,” according to family of the victim. A Facebook page called Justice for Danielle Rippeon – Nemetz run by Danielle’s family said the verdict was “[n]ot exactly what we wanted.. But we will take it!”
Skylar Nemetz who attended Arcata High was in the Army at the time of his wife’s death. The two were living in Lakewood, Washington when Nemetz shot his wife who was also from Humboldt with a AR-15 while she was looking at the computer.
The prosecution had argued that Nemetz was guilty of First Degree Murder while the defense argued that he was guilty of manslaughter. The verdict of Manslaughter 1 means the jury convicted him of recklessly causing the death of his wife.