Skylar Nemetz Sentenced to Over 13 Years for Shooting Death of Wife

10632609_319981248189847_3068435899838553246_n (1)Skylar Nemetz, the Humboldt County man accused of shooting his wife in the back of her head, was sentenced today. According to a Facebook page for the family of the victim, Justice for Danielle Rippeon-Nemetz, “Skylar received the maximum sentence of 162 months… 13.5 years… He only has 37 days for time served.”

The death of Danielle Rippeon-Nemetz received national attention in October of 2014. Danielle was a cheerleader at McKinleyville High. Skylar Nemetz attended Arcata High. Families of both still live in the area.

The two had moved to Washington state where the shooting took place because Skylar Nemetz was stationed there in the Army.

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14 comments

  • Outrageous! 13.5 years is not nearly enough. I hope he gets what he deserves in prison. We will not forget this [edit]

  • Unfracking believable! Our system is screwed. Shoot someone in the head with your military assigned AR-15 and get 13.5 years? [edit]

  • Wow! An actual prison sentence out of Humboldt County! Oh, wait, it was Washington state.

  • its really sad a beautiful soul was lost and her husband her protector the one she trusted killed her and he has his life and only has to spend 13.5 years in prison, so when hes 35 he gets to start over, may she rest in peace and her family have closure. and may he eternally rot in HELL!!!!!

    • Yes this is harsh it happens it’s sad no body can reverse the shitty outcome it is what it is. ya know he will be out one day, venting and trash talking fixes nothing. By these comments it seems like they would kill him, are they better? I read these comments and I think less of people for acting like such rubbish.

  • What a joke!
    So this is where we are at, 13,5 years for taking a young life of a beauty full human!
    I can’t stand the cops anymore than our joke of a justice system!
    What a joke!

  • I’m glad it’s over!now maybe she can rest in peace and sore with the angels.he will never make it out of prison,so maybe justice served after all

  • Don’t forget- 13.5 years is the sentence but he can get out on parole a lot sooner if he takes advantage of programs inside the prison that qualify for sentence reduction. Then he can get paroled! Where will he get paroled? To a place where he has family. Oh, that would be right here, in Humboldt? Yes, it would be. Won’t that be nice for us all? Having a guy who blew up his wife’s head with his AR-15 hanging out and swapping prison stories with other such fine citizens…What could possibly go wrong?

    • He was sentenced to 13 1/2 years which includes a full 5 mandatory years for using a firearm. He can only get 1/5th of 8.5 years off for good behavior. Washington has no parole. So he’ll spend 11 years 3 months minus the 37 days he spent in jail already.[edit]

      Here’s a quote from the judge during sentencing:
      “This was not the accident Mr Nemetz testified it was.”
      The judge gave him the maximum sentence for manslaughter 1 because he knew it was murder and not manslaughter. It sucks that a single blind and stubborn juror can prevent justice from being served. Skylar deserves to suffer the rest if his life behind bars or worse. My faith in our justice system is shattered. [edit]

      • Thank you for the pertinent info correcting my post. I truly hope this guy finds redemption through his suffering and comes out humble and peaceful. I don’t wish eternal suffering with no lesson for anybody. I wish our communities to be safe from monsters. I support the death penalty in only the most extreme and clear-cut cases. I believe rehabilitation is possible for some. I hope this guy’s family takes responsibility for his actions and his eventual re-entry to public life. We have a real problem dealing with domestic violence and the hurt spreads out… I wish peace for Danielle’s family.

  • She was so beautiful ,so sad what a shame .

  • Ellen Simpson

    That was no accident. I am a veteran and soldiers know their guns and what it can and cannot do. Some are such experts that they can feel the weight of their gun and tell whether it is loaded or not. The jury fell sway to the “pretty boy, baby face” syndrome. He may not pay here but, if there is a hell below…..

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