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Man who shot and killed wife to avoid being hit by a lamp sentenced to 45 years in prison

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 16:32:34-04

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis man was sentenced to 45 years in prison Wednesday for the shooting death of his wife in May of last year.

Mona Perkins suffered from multiple gunshot wounds, including two fatal injuries to her chest, at the hands of her husband, Alvin Perkins, on the night of May 26, 2018.

Alvin was the one to call and inform police of the fatal shooting at their home located in the 2000 block of Boulder Drive.

The 63-year-old told investigators he shot his wife because she had attempted to strike him with a lamp. Perkins said he fired multiple shots towards Mona in an attempt to shoot the lamp out of her hands.

Perkins was found guilty after a two-day jury trial in August, according to Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry.