RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who admitted he shot and killed his girlfriend at their home in 2016 is going to serve eight years in prison.

Frank Weir had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in March in the 2017 death of 57-year-old Donna Marzilli.

WCAX-TV reports that the Weir was sentenced Tuesday to a suspended prison sentence of 20 years to life with eight years to serve. He is already serving time on a federal gun charge.

Police say Weir called 911 in February 2017 to report that Marzilli was shot during a dispute.

Authorities say they found dozens of other guns in Weir's home, including a machine gun with a destroyed serial number, which triggered a federal gun charge.

———

Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.