Prison For Shooting Estranged GirlfriendFeatured Stories, News Monday, June 10th, 2013
A Navasota man has admitted to shooting his estranged girlfriend just over a year ago at a friends home in southern Brazos County.
Brazos County Assistant District Attorney Brian Baker says there was a plea agreement with 43 year old Daniel Lee Barker.
Barker was sentenced to 29 years in prison for aggravated assault of a family member with a deadly weapon. He was also ordered to pay nearly $33,000 dollars restitution to the crime victims compensation fund, which paid for the victims medical expenses.
In May of last year, Barker was outside a home south of Millican on Navasota Ridge when he fired a shotgun through a kitchen window.
Cassandra Ross of Navasota was shot in the head. Ross’s six year old daughter, another woman, and two men were elsewhere in the home. None of them were injured.
Brazos County Sheriff’s officers found Barker about 250 feet away laying down in the woods with a gunshot wound to his chest. The shot was fired from the same weapon used to shoot Ross.
Baker says the victim, who has moved from the area, was consulted about the plea agreement.
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