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.

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.

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.