Attempted Murder Nets Life Term

March 29, 1992|By Alan Craver | Alan Craver,Staff writer

A Havre de Grace man has been sentenced to life in prison for attempting to murder his former wife by shooting her in the head.

Charles Kennedy Sr., 50, was convicted of attempted murder, assault and twoweapons charges following a Circuit Court jury trial in February. Circuit Judge Stephen M. Waldron issued the sentence Tuesday.

Kennedy, a truck driver, was sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder and assault. He was sentenced to 23 years in jail for the weapons charges, to be served concurrently to the life sentence.

Judge Waldron denied Kennedy's request for a new trial.

Barbara Kennedy and her 16-year-old daughter, Teresa Kennedy, testified that Charles Kennedy came to their mobile home on Lewis Drive in Aberdeen on March 17, 1991.

During a confrontation, Kennedy put his arm around his ex-wife, fired his .22-caliber handgun into the floor of the mobile home and then fired a second shot into the woman's head, according to trial testimony.

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