Liberty man gets 40 years for killing wife

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City-area man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his wife with a shotgun.

The Kansas City Star reports ( ) 46-year-old Ervin Carroll of Liberty received the sentence on Thursday. He was convicted in September of second-degree murder in the October 2013 death of 51-year-old Linda Carroll.

A witness tells police that Ervin Carroll had told his wife of 23 years to leave their home. The witness says when Ervin Carroll approached her and Linda Carroll with a 10-gauge shotgun, his wife tried to push the barrel away and the gun went off.

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