Tennessee man who stormed into dentist's office where his wife worked and shot her dead gets life in prison
Harry Clint Weaver, 64, will not be eligible for parole for at least 51 years. He would be 115 years old by then.
A man was sentenced to life in prison after he shot and killed his estranged wife at the dentist's office where she worked after getting a restraining order against him.
Harry Clint Weaver, 64, was convicted of first-degree murder on Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of his estranged wife, Kelly Weaver, 52, in Colonial Hills, Tennessee, KTAR reports.
Harry stormed into David A Guy Dentistry with a gun on the morning of February 13.
"Kelly, I told you I was going to get you!" the shooter yelled before grabbing his wife by the hair and trying to pull her to the back of the building.
Harry opened fire as co-workers tried to intervene, but his wife was already fatally shot in the head.
The deranged husband then turned the gun on another employee and fired at her but missed, according to witnesses.
Larry Seagroves, a patient at the office who had a concealed carry permit, shot Harry several times and held him at gunpoint until authorities arrived at the scene.
Harry remarked at Kelly's co-workers, saying, "She's dead! She's dead!" while they waited for the police.
Following the tragic incident, Harry spent two weeks in the hospital recovering from his gunshot wounds. He was later booked into jail.
At the time of the fatal shooting, Kelly had already obtained a restraining order against Harry as the couple was reportedly going through a divorce.
In August this year, Harry pleaded not guilty to a litany of charges and later struck a plea deal with prosecutors ahead of Tuesday's hearing at the Sullivan County Criminal Court.
As per the deal, he eventually pleaded guilty to murder, three counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and aggravated domestic assault.
Prosecutors offered Harry the plea deal to avoid a potentially lengthy trial, according to Sullivan County Assistant District Attorney Kaylin Render.
That said, Weaver will not be eligible for parole for at least 51 years. He would be 115 years old by then.
"He was given a life sentence ... with the blessings of [Kelly's] family," Render said.