Washington man charged with murder of former McKinleyville student
LAKEWOOD - New information out of Washington State in the case of a former McKinleyville high school student who was shot dead last week allegedly by her military husband. Pierce County prosecutors say 20-year-old Skylar Nemetz fired the AR-15 rifle because he was mad another man had bought his wife alcohol.
According to court records, since the fatal shooting, Skylar has given at least four accounts of what happened. He is being charged with first-degree murder with a bail set at one million dollars.
A vigil will be held for Danielle Nemetz this Sunday at McKinleyville High School where she attended. The vigil is set to take place at 7 on the school’s football field and is open to the public.
"People need to gather and they need to be. She moved and there was just a big group of people left behind and they need to gather and share and I think it's really important for all of us to try to make sense of what happened to at least gather and celebrate her memory,” Roger Macdonald, principal of McKinleyville High School, said.
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