|Nevada State Prison Inmate Case Files
Grace A. Nusser
Grace Nusser was convicted of murder and sent to the Nevada State Prison in Carson City in August of 1937. She murdered her husband George Nusser on the night of April 27, 1936 in Boulder City, Nevada. This murder is believed to be the first committed in Boulder City. Her husband was an employee of the Bureau of Power and Light of Los Angeles. He had obtained a divorce from Grace, but she tried to win him back.
More arguments followed and on that night in April, she shot him while he was sleeping, and according to the prosecution, " the deceased never moved from his sleeping posture, and there was no evidence of any struggle, either between the two parties, or on the part of the deceased himself." Grace Nusser claimed in her defense that she had been abused and beaten over the years of their marriage, and that she was out of her mind on the night of the murder.
Grace Nusser spent two years in the Nevada State Prison before being transferred to the Nevada State Hospital of the Insane in February of 1939. She was judged to be insane and in her commitment to the mental hospital it was stated that she had hallucinations of persecutions, filthy habits, irrational, disoriented as to time and place, untrue religious ideas, believes she is the wife of Jesus Christ.