MINNEAPOLIS, Kan. (AP) A 72-year-old Kansas man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for shooting his granddaughter and her husband in November 2012.
Johnnie R. Kilpatrick was sentenced Monday for two counts of aggravated battery. He originally was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the November 2012 shootings of Emily Ramos-Powell and Jesse Powell.
The Powells were seriously injured in the shooting at their home.
The Salina Journal reports court records say Kilpatrick went to the Powells’ home and argued with them about where her 4-year-old son should live.
Jesse Powell and another apartment resident were able to disarm Kilpatrick and hold him until officers arrived.