Missouri sentenced to prison for shooting woman in face
REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) - A southwestern Missouri man has been ordered to spend at least nine years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he shot a woman twice in the face during a domestic dispute last December.
Springfield's KOLR-TV reports that 25-year-old Matthew D. Roberts of Springfield was sentenced Tuesday on charges of felony assault, first-degree child endangerment and armed criminal action.
Police said that Rogers and the victim were arguing before Roberts shot the victim with a handgun at close range in front of her 8-year-old child.
The victim was hospitalized and survived.