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Miss. man admits he shot daughter

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Terry father has admitted he shot his 26-year-old daughter in the chest in front of his grandchildren a year ago this month.

The Clarion-Ledger reports 53-year-old Melvin Chandler pleaded guilty to aggravated assault last week.

The Hinds County District Attorney's office said the crime carried a gun enhancement penalty.

The district attorney's office did not make a recommendation, and Chandler made an open plea before Circuit Judge Bill Gowan in Jackson.

Chandler was sentenced to 25 years -- the maximum -- with 20 years to serve and supervised probation for 5 years.

Deputies say Chandler and his daughter, Cassandra Chandler, quarreled about a horse on April 1, 2011, when she was shot.

Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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