Murder Sentencing Today 09 Jul 12

A Lake Crystal woman is scheduled to be sentenced for the murder of her husband today (MON). Jennifer Nibbe recently pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree murder in Blue Earth County Court. The 34-year-old was originally charged with 1st-degree murder for the killing of her husband, James Nibbe, in the couple’s home on August 31st, 2010. In the plea hearing, Nibbe testified that she remembers loading a shotgun while James Nibbe slept that morning, but not pulling the trigger. She faces the possibility of up to 25 years in prison.