HINDS COUNTY, MISS– The courts say Charles Kuebler will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of Tamra Stuckey in June of 2010.
Kuebler had appealed his conviction on grounds that there were flaws during the trial. The Mississippi Court of Appeals says they’re sticking to Kuebler’s conviction of “deliberate design murder.”
Kuebler and Stuckey were together, but the relationship was strained according to witnesses. One witness tells the jury during the trial that Kuebler would talk down on Stuckey in front of other people, and that he would get aggressive with her if she tried to defend herself.
Stuckey was shot dead in June 2010. Kuebler argued that she shot herself, that the .38 caliber went off while she was holding it. But the courts, with the help of 19 witnesses and ballistic testing, found him guilty.
With the court’s decision to keep his conviction in place, Kuebler will spend the rest of his life in prison with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.