A King County judge this morning sentenced Martin “David” Pietz to just over 18 years in prison for the 2006 murder of his wife, Nicole.
Our news partner, the Seattle Times, reports that jurors had deliberated for about a day and a half before finding Pietz guilty of second-degree murder on Oct. 14.
Pietz had long been considered a suspect after Nicole disappeared from the couple’s Lynnwood home on Jan. 28, 2006, and her body was found in Burien woods about a week later. But Pietz, 36, wasn’t arrested until more than six years later, on March 21, 2012, after King County prosecutors had built a case they felt was strong enough to prosecute.
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