Kansas City man gets 20 years for shooting girlfriend

4 years 7 months 1 week ago Saturday, March 07 2015 Mar 7, 2015 Saturday, March 07, 2015 8:58:00 AM CST March 07, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City, Missouri, man has been ordered to spend 20 years in prison for wounding his girlfriend during a 2013 shooting that left her confined to a wheelchair.

A Jackson County judge sentenced Derrick Day to a 20-year term on Day's conviction of a first-degree assault county, and 10 years for armed criminal action. The judge ordered the terms to be served simultaneously.

Prosecutors say Day followed his girlfriend's car and crashed into it on July 3, 2013, before firing a gunshot into the vehicle, striking the girlfriend in the neck.

Prosecutors pursued the case even though the victim refused to cooperate with the investigation.

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