Husband shoots wife, sentenced to 9 years in prison

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Macon man will serve nine years in prison for pleading guilty to a gun crime.

A federal judge sentenced 33-year-old Lee McDaniel Parker to 108 months in prison.

Parker was arrested in December 2013 for shooting his wife during an argument at their home.

At the time Parker was on a court order that restrained him from using or threatening to use any physical force against his wife. He was also not allowed to posses a firearm.

Authorities say Parker was returning from an anger management class and had been drinking when the incident happened.

After Parker was taken into custody, authorities say he bragged about shooting his wife while being interviewed and said he would do it again.

In a statement, U.S. Attorney Michael J. Moore said, "The possession, much less the use, of a firearm by a prohibited person is a sure way to wind up in federal prison. Through ongoing cooperation with the local prosecutors in the District Attorney’s Office, Mr Parker will be held accountable for shooting his and using a gun to commit the crime."