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.