Kenneth Lame was sentenced to two years in jail on Friday for his wife's murder.
Wendy Lame, 35, was shot in the back while driving a golf cart in the summer of 2010.
PORTLAND, Tenn. -
A Sumner County man accused of killing his wife in the summer of 2010 was sentenced to jail on Friday.
Kenneth Lame will serve two years in prison for the shooting death of his wife Wendy at their Portland farm.
Lame originally told authorities his rifle accidentally discharged on June 20, 2010, shooting his 35-year-old wife in the back as she was driving a golf cart on their property.
Wendy was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she later died after undergoing emergency surgery.
Lame's former mother-in-law took to the stand where she spoke about the loss of her daughter and how her marriage had been troubled.
"This was a marriage of confusion. This was a marriage that at one point was very good, but it went sour," Cynthia White said, adding, "Regardless of how much time or any time Kenny gets, he is the one responsible for this. Whether it was innocent, whether it was guilty of murder, he's the one responsible for this."
Initial charges of second degree murder were dropped after Lame pled guilty to criminal negligent homicide.