Schneider guilty of deliberate homicide

Posted at 12:08 PM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 14:08:32-04

(HELENA) Skyler Schneider has been found found guilty of deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence for the July 2017 shooting death of 23-year-old Katherine Spencer.

The week-long trial ended with the guilty verdict just after 9 p.m. on Friday.

Schneider called 911 on July 1st to report that a woman had been shot in a vehicle 12th Avenue and was bleeding badly.

When police arrived at the scene, they found Spencer in the passenger seat with a gunshot wound to her head.

Police searched an area where a neighbor reported seeing Schneider following what the neighbor said sounded like fireworks. Detectives found a 9MM semi-automatic handgun in that same area.

Schneider is scheduled to be sentenced on June 20th.