Christiansburg man sentenced after fatally shooting wife

New River Valley News

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – A man from Montgomery County was sentenced on Wednesday after fatally shooting his wife this past May.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, May 19 when, deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office say 51-year-old Michelle L. Tompkins was found suffering from several gunshot wounds.

She later died after being taken to the New River Valley Medical Center.

According to court documents, Gerard P. Tompkins will spend the next 28 years in prison for the crime.

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