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Man gets 89 years for shooting wife, 2 sons in west Wichita

Associated Press - September 6, 2015 12:56 pm

Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer is expected to officially announce that he will run for governor next year.

A Wichita man has been ordered to spend 89 years in prison for trying to kill his wife and two sons.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1JMwlAX) reports that 40-year-old Pettix McMillan was sentenced Friday for three counts of attempted first-degree murder. The sentence is more than double what McMillan was expected to receive under Kansas sentencing guidelines.

McMillan was accused of shooting his wife during an argument in the garage of their west Wichita home, then of shooting his 5- and 13-year-old sons in the head. All survived the March 14, 2014, attack.

McMillan’s attorney asked in a court document for a shorter sentence, saying his client was “remorseful” and “not a danger to society.” The document said McMillan had “momentarily lost his bearings” when he shot his family.

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com.

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