Missouri man convicted of killing wife

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri man was convicted of killing his wife and injuring another woman.

A jury on Wednesday recommended that 46-year-old Ervin D. Carroll of Liberty be sentenced to 30 years in prison for second-degree murder.

Carroll was convicted of killing 51-year-old Linda Carroll with a shotgun last October. One of her friends was wounded in the foot.

The Kansas City Star reports the friend told police that Ervin Carroll had told his wife to leave their home. She said when he approached the women with a 10-gauge shotgun, Linda Carroll tried to push the barrel away and the gun went off.

Carroll also was convicted of unlawful use of a weapon, second-degree assault and armed criminal action.

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