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Fort Worth woman gets life sentence for shooting Arkansas trooper

ROCKPORT, Ark. (AP) — A Texas woman has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting an Arkansas State Police trooper.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 49-year-old Elsbeth Kittinger pleaded guilty Monday in Hot Spring County to charges of first-degree battery and commission of a felony with a firearm in the April 1 shooting of Kyle Sheldon.

Court records show Sheldon stopped Kittinger’s vehicle in Rockport for traffic violations and discovered there was a warrant out for the Fort Worth, Texas, woman’s arrest. Court filings say Kittinger shot Sheldon above his vest in the right shoulder and chest area when he opened her car door. Sheldon survived the shooting.

Kittinger also faced charges of attempted capital murder, unlawful discharge of a firearm and fleeing. Those charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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