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Man Convicted of Second-degree Murder in Wife's Death

Man Convicted of Second-degree Murder in Wife's Death



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ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- A 59-year-old man was convicted of second-degree murder in the May 2006 shooting death of his wife in their trailer at the West Wendover KOA Campground.

John Dietz awaits sentencing August 27 after an Elko County District Court jury found him guilty Friday of shooting 50-year-old Terri Dietz after an alcohol-fueled argument. He faces a minimum 20-year prison sentence.

John Dietz was a road construction worker who had just moved to West Wendover from Green River, Utah, for a local project when the shooting occurred.

He was accused of placing a pistol into a pillow his wife held over her face and pulling the trigger, shooting her in the head.

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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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