Burleson Co. Man Guilty of Murder

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A man who killed his common law wife a year-and-a-half ago received his punishment Friday.

Charles Carter, Sr pleaded guilty to murdering 32-year-old Christina Massey in October 2004. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison as part of a plea deal.

Massey was shot at close range with a shotgun while her children slept early that morning.