UPDATED: Fond du Lac Co. Jury Convicts Man In Wife's Death

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 -- 8:00 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- A Fond du Lac County jury has convicted a man of fatally shooting his wife.

Thirty-six-year-old Jason Anderson was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide in the November 2011 death of 33-year-old Nicole Anderson. Her husband was arrested at a motel in Birmingham, Ala., a few days after her death.

The defense contended the shooting was an accident.

WLUK-TV says a sentencing date has not yet been set. Life in prison is mandatory with the judge deciding if and when he could be eligible for parole.

Copyright 2012: Associated Press


Posted Wednesday, December 5, 2012 --- 11:34 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- An attorney for the Fond du Lac man accused of killing his wife says the woman's death was accidental.

Thirty-six-year-old Jason Anderson is being tried in Fond du Lac County on charges of intentionally shooting his 33-year-old wife, Nicole, in the head in November 2011.

Defense attorney Robin Shellow says Jason Anderson heard a noise in their home the night his wife was killed and fired his gun through the wall of their bedroom. Shellow says the first shot caused Anderson to accidentally fire a second shot, which is the one that killed Nicole.

The Fond du Lac Reporter says District Attorney Dan Kaminsky questioned why Anderson didn't call for help after his wife was shot. Anderson was arrested at a motel in Birmingham, Ala., two days later.

Copyright 2012: Associated Press

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