ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A man convicted of shooting his wife eight times outside their Sandy Springs apartment has been sentenced to serve 35 years in prison.

Michael Parson did not speak prior to being sentenced Friday. But his mother Margaret Parson said he’s not the monster he’s been painted to be.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly A. Lee gave Parson the maximum possible sentence. She said this was a rare case where she found the sentencing range too low.

Parson was found guilty Thursday of aggravated assault, attempted murder and other charges in the April 2012 shooting of his now ex-wife Adina, a former attorney for the state department of public health who survived the attack and now uses a wheelchair. She suffered injuries to her head, arms, torso and legs.


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