Woman Found Shot To Death In Iowa Home And Her Husband Said It Was An Accident. But, It Was Murder.

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Source: MEGA; Scott County jail

Oct. 23 2022, Published 2:27 p.m. ET

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A man tried to claim he accidentally shot his wife while cleaning a gun. But police said it was murder.

Now the killer will spend decades behind bars.

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Recently, a judge in Iowa sentenced Shane Bostrom to 50 years in prison for killing his wife, Jessica Bostrom. She was shot in their home in June 2021. Shane Bostrom pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case.

The victim was found dead in Scott County, Iowa, on June 10, 2021, according to KWQC. Shane Bostrom initially tried to describe the murder as an accident, but investigators quickly found the truth.

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Police also found eight marijuana plants in the home, as well as supplies to grow the drug, according to the Quad City Times. Shane Bostrom’s 5-year-old daughter had access to the drugs as well.

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Police initially charged Shane Bostrom with first-degree murder and drug counts in connection to the case.

A clear motive has never been released in the killing.

"It's just very tragic and senseless," Scott County Attorney Mike Walton said after the sentencing, according to WQAD. "A person who shouldn't of had guns using guns."

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The victim’s family also spoke to local media after the sentencing. They said the cases has impacted them both physically and mentally. Family members added the murder will impact them for the rest of their lives.

"For a loved one to take another person's life and for a father to have to bury their own child is probably one of the hardest things that's ever happened in my life," Jessica's father, Christopher Sherman said, according to WQAD. "Jessica's never going to rest in peace."


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