Arma man pleads in killing wife, injuring her grandmother

Jeremy Delmarco

Jeremy Delmarco

ARMA, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas man pleaded no contest Tuesday to second-degree murder and attempted murder in the stabbing death of his wife and the injuring of her grandmother.

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Jeremy Delmarco, 34. of Arma, had been charged with killing 37-year-old Brandy Delmarco and injuring Dorma Lemaster, 84, at a home in Arma on Feb. 4, 2019.

The pleas were accepted by Crawford County District Judge M. Jennifer Brunetti. Sentencing was set for June 30, the Kansas Attorney General’s office said in a news release.

In 2019, The Joplin Globe reported that Lemaster called police to report that Jeremy Delmarco was assaulting her granddaughter. When deputies arrived they found the two victims seriously injured. Brandy Delmarco died later at a hospital.

Jeremy Delmarco was arrested after struggling with a deputy despite being shot several times with a stun gun.