Guilty verdict in Paonia woman's murder

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

DELTA, Colo. (KKCO) - Nathan Yager has been found guilty of second degree murder in the murder of his wife, Melinda, in 2011.

According to our friends at the Montrose Daily Press, Yager was found guilty today. The Delta jury rejected an argument he was less culpable because his wife provoked him into a 'heat of passion.'

Yager pleaded insanity, but the judge threw that out and told jurors to ignore that effort.

Melinda Tackett Yager died Jan. 7, 2011, after Yager chased her down, beat her and cut her throat. The couple had been going through a bitter divorce.

Yager's to be sentenced in February and faces between 16 and 48 years in prison for the crime.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 180254181 -
Gray Television, Inc.