A man got into an argument with his wife in front of her kids. Then, he shot her dead.
Now, he will never walk free again.
Recently, a Tennessee judge sentenced Horace Andrew Tyler Nuñez to life in prison for the murder of his wife, Nikita Nuñez, in 2021, according to WVLT. He was also convicted of reckless endangerment counts.
On Jan. 31, 2021, police in Knoxville, Tennessee, were called to the parking lot of an apartment complex for a reported shooting. When officers arrived, they found Nikita Nuñez had been shot.
She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Witnesses told police that Horace Andrew Tyler Nuñez shot his wife multiple times in front of her four children during an argument, according to the report. There was no word on what the argument was about.
Horace Andrew Tyler Nuñez then fled the scene with three kids and dropped them off at his mother’s house, according to WVLT.
As the suspect fled, he stopped at a liquor store and a Walmart. Police spotted him in Kentucky and then Horace Andrew Tyler Nuñez led officers on a chase. He was taken into custody after a car crash.
Nikita Nuñez’s family talked about the case with WBIR shortly after her death. They spoke of the dangers of domestic violence and wondered why the mom had to die.
"You don't want to feel like this, you don't want to lose that person because of violence," said Nunez's cousin, Natasha Carr, according to WBIR. "She treated everyone with respect and treated people like how she wanted to be treated."