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Greer sentenced to five years in prison for shooting

A Rifle man charged with attempting to murder his wife during an argument was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday. Judge Thomas Ossola sentenced Christopher Greer, 26, of Rifle, in a plea bargain that amended the charge to second-degree assault. His wife, Nicolena Greer, 24, listened to the sentencing hearing by phone from her home in Bossier City, La.The incident occurred when Nicolena Greer had gone with two of the Greer’s four children, Christopher’s half-brother and a friend to Rifle Mountain Park, and returned home after Greer had gotten back from work. Witnesses told police he was waiting for his wife while waving a gun in the parking lot of their apartment house, grabbed her when she got out of the truck and took her up to the apartment.Nicolena initially told police the gun went off accidentally when she kicked at it during the argument. But Deputy District Attorney Amy Fitch said Thursday when the couple got into the apartment Christopher Greer threw her down on a couch and while attempting to “pistol-whip” her fired the gun. She was shot in the knee and arm and suffered non-life-threatening but serious injury.Fitch said when Greer got home that afternoon an hour early, and finding his wife absent, “he became enraged and told his father she was out whoring around.”When asked what she would like to see as the outcome of sentencing, Nicolena Greer said, “I would like to see if he could have some sort of work program … so he could help me out with the kids.”After hearing his sentence, Christopher Greer said, “I’m sorry for what I done. I’m sorry I hurt my wife. I’m sorry I didn’t provide like I was supposed to. I did do wrong.”Contact Donna Gray: 945-8515, ext. 16605dgray@postindependent.com


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