39 years old
April 17, 2009
Kelly Wing Schmidt was shot to death by her estranged husband, Scott E. Schmidt, 38, who also wounded her mother. He was found guilty by a jury of first-degree intentional homicide and attempted first-degree recklessly endangering safety. He was sentenced to life in prison for the homicide, with parole eligibility in 2050, and a lesser and concurrent sentence on the second charge. Scott Schmidt had a history of domestic-abuse-related disorderly conduct charges and was the respondent in a harassment restraining order obtained by another woman he had dated. The couple had separated approximately one month prior to the homicide.