Austin woman gets 50 years for attack on ex-spouse

Austin woman gets 50 years for attack on ex-spouse

Austin woman gets 50 years for attack on ex-spouse

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by Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 22 at 8:11 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Central Texas woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for beating and shooting her ex-husband amid a child custody dispute.

Jurors in Austin on Tuesday sentenced Andria Stanley over the February 2012 early-morning attack. She was convicted of aggravated kidnapping, burglary of habitation and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Jason Witt and Stanley divorced in 2009. They have two children.

The Austin American-Statesman reports the defense referred to the Bible and redemption in seeking leniency for Stanley.

Prosecutors say Stanley left the children with her mother in Palestine (PAL'-uhs-teen) and drove to Austin with her father's gun and a wooden club.

Witt testified his ex-wife broke into his Austin home as he was falling asleep, then beat and shot him.

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