In April 2012, Parson approached then-wife Adina Broome outside their apartment and fired repeatedly at her. Broome is now confined to a wheelchair, partially blind, and barely able to speak as a result of her wounds.
Officials say Parson, 40, shot Broome because he was secretly engaged to a a Petland co-worker at the time. He allegedly lied to the co-worker that Broome was his aunt.
At the time of the shooting, Parson provided a false alibi, telling police he was at a hospital in Decatur when his wife was shot. However, phone records indicate that he was in fact at his apartment complex. Still, his mother spoke out in court, saying her son is innocent.
Watch Parson’s sentencing here:
Despite her injuries, Broome apparently has no hard feelings. “After all this, she still forgives,” a friend of hers said. The judge who sentenced him wasn’t so nice with her words, telling Parson he deserves more than the 35-year maximum sentence for his crime.