Husband sentenced to 10 years in prison for stabbing wife to death on Nevada reservation

Nelson Ray McKee (Photo: Washoe County Jail)

A member of the Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of Nevada and Oregon was sentenced on Monday, May 15, to 120 in prison for his conviction for voluntary manslaughter of his wife at their home of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre.

Nelson Ray McKee, 45, was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in February. According to the indictment on December 31, 2014, McKee stabbed his wife Chery Lynn Jackson, a member of the Te-Moak Tribe of the Western Shoshone, in the chest which resulted in her death.

He originally was indicted in January 2015 on a murder charge.

Neighbors called 911 after Jackson went to their house with a stab wound to the chest. Police reported finding McKee extremely intoxicated, with knives, whiskey bottles and blood in the kitchen.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.