Man sentenced to 10 years for shooting wife in leg

Shawn Flaherty, 55, of Faucett has been sentenced to 10 years for second degree domestic violence and armed criminal action by Buchanan County Judge Patrick Robb.

Posted: Jul 26, 2019 9:42 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Shawn Flaherty, 55, of Faucett has been sentenced to 10 years for second degree domestic violence and armed criminal action by Buchanan County Judge Patrick Robb.

In June, Flaherty was found guilty by a Buchanan County jury for shooting his wife in the leg during a domestic dispute.

RELATED STORY: Husband found guilty of shooting wife during domestic dispute

According to the Buchanan County Prosecutor's Office, during the sentence, the defense attorney argued the case was originally overcharged and that it should have been a probation case so her client could get counseling and address his mental health needs.

In June, officers testified they responded to call concerning a man who had shot his wife with a gun. When officers arrived, they found the victim laying on the floor with a gunshot wound to her leg. The incident took place on the 900 block of West Valley.

The assistant prosecuting attorney, Michelle Davidson, argued that Flaherty should receive the maximum sentence on the sentence on the domestic violence charge due to the seriousness of the injury. Davidson also outlined for the court pas abusive behaviors of Flaherty.

The victim was present at the sentencing and told the Judge that she may never walk again.

Article Comments

Saint Joseph
Broken Clouds
43° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 43°
Maryville
Overcast
36° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 36°
Savannah
Broken Clouds
43° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 43°
Cameron
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 43°
Fairfax
Clear
40° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 40°
Temperatures start off in the 40s Monday morning with a chance for some scattered rain showers and possibly a few snowflakes. Once we get past rush hour a cold front will push though and start to drop our temperatures and increasing wind speeds. Because of this, our highs will only be in the 20s tomorrow and wind gusts out of the north will be between 15-20mph. After Monday we will gradually warm back up to highs in the 40s for the rest of the week.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Community Events