Jessica Lynn Grieco

Woman who pleaded guilty to charges in fiancé’s fatal shooting sentenced to prison

A woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges stemming from the fatal shooting of her fiancé in 2017 was sentenced to prison Thursday. 

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Jessica Grieco was sentenced to eight years in prison, with credit for time served, in a Montgomery County courtroom Thursday afternoon.

Grieco, 33, pleaded guilty in October to involuntary manslaughter after an incident during which a man she called her fiance was shot and killed.

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The charges stemmed from the March 21, 2017, shooting death of 32-year-old Peter Underwood.

Grieco told 911 dispatchers that she accidentally shot Underwood while trying to unload a gun to keep him from killing himself. 

She originally was charged with reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter and domestic violence, to which she pleaded not guilty in August 2017.

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