Woman pleads guilty in New Year’s Day suffocation death

Suzanne Ehlers
Suzanne Ehlers(Washoe County jail)
Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 11:45 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A woman has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter after she suffocated a woman on New Year’s Day.

Suzanne Ehlers will be sentenced on Nov. 20 and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

On Jan. 1, officers with the Sparks Police Department were dispatched for reports of a fight near Glendale Avenue and Rock Boulevard. When they arrived, officers found Ehlers sitting on top of the chest and neck of a woman later identified as 51-year-old Kim Rohr.

Ehlers told police she and Rohr had gotten into a fight before Ehlers sat on top of her. Rohr was taken to the hospital where she was declared dead nine days later.