Pa. man gets prison for drunken shooting of wife

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will spend 14½ to 30 years in prison for fatally shooting his wife after a night of drinking last fall.

Thirty-two-year-old Benjamin Conway was sentenced Monday by an Allegheny County judge, a week after he pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the Nov. 3 slaying of 33-year-old Kimberly Jo Conway.

Police in the Pittsburgh suburb of Baldwin found the woman dead when they were called to the scene.

Benjamin Conway was disarmed by his stepbrother who had been drinking with the couple at several bars, and was present when Conway shot his wife during an argument after they returned home. The stepbrother then disarmed Conway and called police.

Officers arrived to find Conway threatening suicide, suffering from self-inflicted cuts from a piece of glass.

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