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Mother gets 15 months for firing a gun during fight with son

Associated Press

TACOMA, Wash. – A 67-year-old Tacoma woman who fired a gun during an argument with her son has been sentenced to one year, three months in prison.

The News Tribune reported Rosa Mae Johnson pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault.

Her lawyer said she fired the gun because she thought she was under attack. He said she shot at the ground to get her son to leave.

According to charging papers, Johnson told investigators the shooting happened after she and her son argued and that he had assaulted her before.

She said she didn’t regret the shooting, only that she missed.

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