Grand Junction man convicted of shooting, killing wife | PostIndependent.com

Grand Junction man convicted of shooting, killing wife

A Colorado man has been found guilty in the shooting death of his wife.

The Daily Sentinel reported Thursday that 38-year-old Kalab Prettyman was convicted of second-degree murder for the January 2018 death of Melissa Prettyman.

A Mesa County jury also found Kalab Prettyman guilty of first-degree assault with serious bodily injury and child abuse.

Family members said 37-year-old Melissa Prettyman told her husband she wanted a divorce shortly before she was killed.

According to court documents, Kalab Prettyman had called family members and told them he shot his wife. He also gave that information to an investigator.

The jury heard that Prettyman made statements that no one else could have Melissa if he couldn’t.

Prettyman is scheduled to be sentenced April 26.


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