- Associated Press - Saturday, June 21, 2014

SNYDER, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for the 2012 fatal shooting of his daughter as she tried to protect her wounded mother.

A Scurry County jury on Friday ordered the maximum penalty for 54-year-old James Robert Smith of Snyder over the deadly domestic incident.

Jurors in Snyder earlier convicted Smith of murder in the October 2012 shooting death of his daughter, 26-year-old Mattie Smith, at the family’s home.

James Smith still faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon over the wounding of his wife, 56-year-old Jeannie Smith, during an argument. Officials say she was shot four times but survived.

Authorities say the daughter was fatally shot as she tried to help her injured mother.

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