ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A military veteran claiming to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison for shooting his ex-girlfriend outside a northwestern Pennsylvania school where she worked as a teacher’s aide.
The Erie Times-News reports 47-year-old Derrick Rowry, of Erie, was sentenced by an Erie County judge on Tuesday. He was previously convicted of attempted homicide and a weapons violation for shooting 44-year-old Tamara Logan in the head several times on May 10.
Logan survived the shooting outside McKinley Elementary School in Erie. On Tuesday, she accepted Rowry’s apology and told the judge she just wants Rowry “to get some help.” The couple had argued about breaking up earlier the day of the shooting.
Defense attorney Gene Placidi says Rowry suffers from PTSD from his service in Operation Desert Storm.
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