Man Convicted of Shooting at His Wife

A man who fired a gun at his wife has been convicted of a lesser charge of Domestic Assault with a Weapon by a jury, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. 59 year old Daniel Sperry-Weber fired a .22 magnum revolver at his wife as they discussed divorce. His defense argued that he was drunk and did not know what he was doing and never intended to hurt his wife. They pointed to the fact the couple had discussed divorce before and it had never gotten this heated. The prosecution played the 911 call in which the couples’ daughter said, “My dad is trying to shoot my mom.” Sperry-Weber was initially charged with Felony Intimidation with a Weapon, which would have carried up to 10 years in prison had he been convicted. He now faces up to two years in prison on the Domestic Assault with a Weapon charge.