Necedah woman faces first-degree homicide charge
NECEDAH, Wis. — A Necedah woman is being charged with first-degree intentional homicide after a man was killed by gunshot Thursday night.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Juneau County Circuit Court Friday, Natalie N. Murphy, 22, an acquaintance of the victim, is being held in Juneau County Jail.
The complaint states that a deputy found Andrew B. Dammen, 24, dead in a bedroom. He was called to the scene at 200 Sheridan St. in the village of Necedah at 12:50 a.m.
The deputy reported Murphy screamed, “He’s dead, he’s dead,” and pointed to the back bedroom. Murphy told the deputy, “I killed him … I (expletive) shot him … with that (expletive) gun right there,” and the deputy noticed a pistol in a dresser drawer.
According to the complaint, a Juneau County sherriff’s lieutenant heard Murphy repeat that she had shot Dammen “because he told me (Murphy) to shoot him (Dammen).”
A news release from the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office states Dammen was taken to Hess Memorial Hospital before being pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the chest.
The incident remains under investigation. Murphy could face a sentence of life in prison if convicted.