Woman in Warner Robins, Ga., gets life in prison for killing of husband

Woman in Warner Robins, Ga., gets life in prison for killing of husband

August 9th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

PERRY, Ga. - A Warner Robins woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband a few hours after she was served with divorce papers.

Authorities say 32-year-old Ebony Passion Smith was given the sentence, which includes the possibility of parole, on Thursday.

A Houston County jury on Wednesday convicted Smith of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm during a crime.

Authorities say Smith gunned down her 30-year-old husband, a C-130 aircraft mechanic at Robins Air Force Base, in the hallway bathroom of their Warner Robins home July 15, 2011, with his .40-caliber handgun.

The Telegraph reports that under state sentencing guidelines, she's expected to serve 30 years before she would be eligible for parole consideration.