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Man gets 9 years for scaring woman to death

A Wisconsin man charged with scaring a woman to death will spend nine years in prison.
/ Source: KCCI-TV

A man accused of scaring a woman to death will spend nine years in prison, WISN-TV in Milwaukee, Wisc., reported Monday.

Judge Dennis Cimpl sentenced Justin Owen during a hearing.

Owen was originally charged with second-degree reckless homicide. Police said he admitted to firing several shots into a home near 16th Street and Hadley Avenue in May.

Marzella Woodson, 58, was asleep inside the home. Medical records show Woodson died from heart failure caused by an emotional response to the shooting.

Owen reached a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon.

In addition to nine years in prison, the judge also sentenced Owen to five years of probation.