Sandy Springs man guilty of shooting wife sentenced to 35 years - CBS46 News

Sandy Springs man guilty of shooting wife sentenced to 35 years max

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A judge sentenced the Sandy Springs man found guilty of attempted murder to a maximum of 35 years in jail.

On Thursday, it only took a Fulton County jury one hour to reach a guilty verdict against Michael Parson, 40.

Prosecutors said Parson shot his wife Adina eight times outside their Sandy Springs home in April 2012.

The jury foreman said letters Michael Parson wrote to his family, his son and his mistress along with his cell phone records helped them reach a guilty verdict on all eight counts.

"Everything led back to him," said jury foreman Cesar Marin. "To show no compassion, no empathy for that points to a guilty person."

Friends and family of Adina Parson cried tears of joy when the verdict was read. Adina Parson was not in the courtroom. Her family said she was still deciding if she was up to coming to the courthouse Friday for the sentencing phase.

The shooting left Adina Parson with partial sight, partially paralyzed and no longer able to speak.

Robert Booker, Michael Parson's attorney, said his client's mother would take the stand for him during the sentencing phase.

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