SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A Sandy Springs man who shot his wife eight times outside their apartment has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Michael Parson was convicted of aggravated assault and attempted murder for the April 2012 shooting. His now ex-wife, Adina Broome, is confined to a wheelchair, partially blind and barely able to speak as a result.
WSB’s Mike Petchenik was there for the sentencing hearing Friday. The judge noted that the 35-year maximum sentencing for the case was too low. She also said she hopes Broome finds closure.
Prosecutors said Parson was living a double life, engaged to a Petland co-worker at the time of the murder. They said he told the woman Broome was his aunt.
Parson told police he was at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Decatur when his wife was shot, but phone records linked him to their apartment complex. On Friday, his mother maintained his innocence, saying he’s not the monster he appears to be.
Broome’s friends and family also addressed the court during the sentencing hearing.
“After all this, she still forgives,” Broome’s friend said.