Evansville man gets 59 years in wife's fatal shooting

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - An Evansville man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his wife during an argument outside their home has been sentenced to 59 years in prison.

Thirty-eight-year-old Charles Herron pleaded guilty but mentally ill to murder last month in 33-year-old Amber Herron's August 2017 killing.

She was fatally shot during an argument inside a car parked outside the couple's home.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports that several of Amber Herron's relatives wept as they testified Friday about her warmth and kindness.

Her stepfather, Bradley Eden Sr., told Charles Herron that, "We're very angry, Charles, but we forgive you. Because that's what Amber would want."

Amber Herron worked at an Evansville homeless shelter. Her stepmother, Anita Adams, testified that she had a "rare gift of making everyone feel important."

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Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com

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1/12/2019 4:16:11 PM (GMT -5:00)