Murder appeal rejected
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.”
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).