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Joplin woman pleads guilty to shooting her boyfriend in the face

Dustin Berry Dustin Berry
JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

Updated October 2, 2012:  A Joplin woman accused of shooting her boyfriend in the face pleads guilty to a reduced charge.

Dustin Berry, 42, pled guilty to second-degree assault and is sentenced to five years probation.  She was originally charged with first degree assault.

The shooting happened in January at Messenger Towers in Joplin, where Berry lived.

Police say she got into an argument with her boyfriend, Michael Sanders.  Authorities say Berry left, returned with a rifle, and shot him in the face.

The prosecuting attorney said her prison sentence was suspended because she is in poor health.

Posted January 23, 2012:  A Joplin woman is charged with first degree assault after police say she shot her boyfriend in the face.

A weekend shooting at a Joplin apartment complex sends a 52-year-old man to the hospital in critical condition.

Dustin Berry is charged with first degree assault.

Police say Sunday at about 3 a.m. at the Messenger Towers Berry got into a lover's quarrel with her boyfriend, Michael Sanders.

According to the report Berry left the apartment and returned with a rifle before shooting Sanders in the face.

Berry is behind bars at the Jasper County jail.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he remains in critical condition.

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