Murder appeal rejected |

Murder appeal rejected

Associated Press

Christopher Deyerle’s first-degree murder conviction in the shooting death of his estranged wife in front of her parents’ home in Dayton has been upheld by the Nevada Supreme Court.

Deyerle was sentenced to double life sentences with possible parole for shooting Heather Deyerle in the head and torso in May 2006, on the night the two were to have signed divorce papers.

Deyerle raised various claims, including prosecutorial misconduct during his trial. Justices said one remark by the prosecutor was improper, but was “harmless in light of overwhelming evidence that Deyerle premeditated and willfully and deliberately carried out this murder.”