A Marinette man who claimed he shot his wife accidentally has been convicted for her murder. It took about two-hours Thursday for the jury to return with the guilty verdict for 44-year old Joseph W. Evans, Jr.
Evans was accused in the July 2008 shooting death of his wife Dina in Marinette. Evans had maintained the shooting was an accident, prosecuting attorney David Wambach says he trusted the jury would not convict Evans of a lesser charge.
Evans faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the First Degree Intentional Homicide conviction. His sentencing is scheduled for December 1.
WAGN’s Ken Conners contributed this report