Oct. 24, 2018 By Christian Murray
A Woodside man was sentenced to nine years in prison today after pleading guilty to shooting his wife in March 2017, according to the Queens District Attorney.
Victor Guzman, a 55-year-old retired New York City corrections officer, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault earlier this month after admitting that he fired one round into his wife’s chest at their 59th Street/Laurel Hill Boulevard home.
Guzman’s wife survived, although she required treatment, since bullet fragments penetrated her spleen, stomach and adrenal glands.
The couple’s seven-year-old grandson was at their house at the time on the incident.
“The defendant’s actions in this case are reprehensible,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown in a statement. “He committed to love and protect his wife, but instead made her a victim of domestic violence.”