Valentine Man Arrested for Murder

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Valentine man in connection with the shooting death of his wife on March 4.

The patrol was initially called by the Valentine Police Department after they had responded to a shooting at 301 Edna Street at around 7:00 p.m. Officers found 71 year old Pamela Nickisch dead in the house.

Investigators have determined that 70 year old Paul Nickisch shot his wife as a domestic violence situation escalated. The couple's juvenile grandson was in the house at the time of the shooting.

Nickisch was arrested for murder and booked into the Cherry County Jail. A final determination on charges will be made by the county attorney.

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