Jury Finds Woman Guilty of 2nd Degree Murder in Craig Shooting Death

A woman charged in a fatal shooting last year in Craig was found Guilty of Murder by a jury. Rachel Niemeyer was charged last October with domestic violence and assault following the shooting death of  her husband Michael Freese and was later charged with felony manslaughter in connection with the case. The incident reportedly took place at the Bear Valley Inn in Craig. Freese was transported to the hospital but died the next day. At the time, Niemeyer told officers that the pair had been drinking heavily and were “messing around” with a rifle that they thought was unloaded. Niemeyer also told officers they may have gotten into an argument as well. Niemeyer was found guilty by a jury of 2nd Degree Murder.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.