A Floyd County, Georgia woman has been sentenced to 25 years (with 20 to serve) for shooting her husband eight times in January of this year.
Police say 59-year old Janice Charlene Thornton of Rome shot her husband in the head, abdomen, arms and legs with a .22 caliber pistol as he slept.
She received the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to aggravated battery under the Family Violence Act and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
At the time of the arrest, Thornton said that the couple had been talking about divorce the day before she shot him.
She added that her child was also in the home.
(Coosa Valley News)