In 2004, Mark Wade Gentry was having a fight with his girlfriend at their home near Hillsborough. “That night it escalated. He admitted he went and got his gun that was loaded. He admitted he threatened her, but he claims he didn’t intend to shoot her” says DA Jim Woodall in the Chapel Hill Herald. But Gentry did pull the phone out of the wall when she tried to call 911, and he was heard (by her 8-year-old son) to say “I’m going to kill you” several times. That doesn’t sound like an accident.
He shot her in the head, and then left her to die – but she didn’t! She “is able to walk with a cane and talk, although she doesn’t remember what happened the night Gentry shot her.” Or maybe she just doesn’t want to motivate him to try to get it right next time.
Does the fact that he he failed in his attempt to murder his girlfriend make it better? Can it explain why he only got a sentence of 13-17 years (minus time already served)? It doesn’t make sense to me. What a scumbag.