Man sentenced in Wichita woman’s murder

Jonathan M. Perret (Courtesy: Sedgwick County Jail)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A man who pled guilty to a charge of felony murder has been sentenced to prison.

Jonathan Perret, 42, of Wichita, received a sentence of life in prison, and he won’t be eligible for parole for 25 years.

He pleaded guilty last month to felony murder for fatally shooting 42-year-old Melissa Englert while she checked on her parents’ house. They were out of town.

Messages sent to his son’s phone included a photo of a gun and a person lying on the ground. Perret called her a banshee in one message and said someone needed to shoot her, adding that “I did love her though!!!”

Perret told investigators that Englert asked to be shot after a night of drinking. Police said the couple had a history of domestic violence.


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