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Man gets 10 years for shooting wife in face

By Associated Press
Published On: Nov 13 2013 08:12:30 AM MST
Updated On: Nov 13 2013 08:15:33 AM MST
MISSOULA, Mont. -

A 55-year-old Missoula man who said he was so drunk he doesn't remember shooting his wife in the face in May has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with 10 suspended.
    
The Missoulian reports District Judge John Larson sentenced Mark Byron Tabish on Tuesday. Tabish earlier pleaded no contest to attempted deliberate homicide.
    
Tabish's wife told police she woke up early on May 7 to find she had been shot in the face and drove herself to the hospital.
    
Deputy Missoula County Prosecutor Jason Marks says Tabish's blood-alcohol level was 0.328 at the time of his arrest.
    
Court records say Tabish told police he had been drinking all day and purchased the .22-caliber rifle some time the afternoon of May 6. He said he wasn't sure why he shot his wife.