A Liberty man was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison in the shooting death of his wife.
Ervin D. Carroll Jr., 46, was convicted in September of second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, assault and armed criminal action for the altercation that occurred just over a year ago.
In that incident, Carroll shot his wife, Linda Carroll, 51, after the two argued in their residence in the 300 block of Darrell Court.
A friend with Linda Carroll told police that Ervin Carroll told his wife to leave. He approached with a 10-gauge shotgun, and when Linda Carroll grabbed it, the weapon fired. Pellets mortally wounded her and hit her friend in the foot.
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The couple had been married for 23 years.