BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A Brookhaven man has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison for shooting his ex-wife after breaking into her home.
The Daily Leader reports that Charles M. Netterville entered an Alford plea this past week to aggravated domestic violence and burglary of a dwelling in the 2011 incident. He was scheduled for trial this week.
Under an Alford plea, the defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to obtain a guilty verdict. A guilty finding is entered into the record after the plea is accepted by a judge.
Prosecutors said Netterville broke into the home of Jennifer Netterville on Nov. 5, 2011, and shot her with a shotgun. He then shot himself. Both recovered from their injuries.
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