A jury Monday found Martin “David” Pietz guilty of second-degree murder in the 2006 strangling of his wife, Nicole Pietz of Lynnwood. The call he made from his wife’s phone after she was dead put the state’s circumstantial case “over the top,” prosecutors said.
Our news partner, the Seattle Times, reports that when Martin “David” Pietz placed a call from his wife’s cellphone to his own cellphone in January 2006, it “pinged” off a tower near the Seattle gym where he was working at the time.
It was that phone call that put the state’s case against Pietz “over the top,” King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Kristin Richardson said Monday, moments after a jury convicted Pietz of second-degree murder for the death of his wife, Nicole Pietz.
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