Morris Found Guilty Of Shooting Wife
A former Sackets Harbor man was found guilty Friday of attempting to kill his wife in 2010.
It took a seven woman, five man jury only 40 minutes to convict Darron Morris of attempted murder, assault, and two weapons charges.
Senior assistant district attorney Aaron Carr said he would seek the maximum, a 30 year sentence.
"He (Morris) has absolutely no remorse," Carr said.
Morris's wife, Sherry, testified Friday that he was the man who shot her.
"She was the only person who could identify him as the shooter," Carr said, since the incident took place when the two of them were alone in their home on August 4, 2010.
She is paralyzed from the chest down, Carr said, in pain much of the time and could die prematurely because of her injuries, Carr said.
If that happens, Morris could be brought up on a murder charge.
During the trial, Sherry Morris reportedly tesified that her husband was upset with her because she had sex with a stranger earlier that night (See the Watertown Times' coverage here).
That said, Carr told 7 News he believed Morris was not just swept up in the moment.
"I think it was more calculated than that," he said. "He (Morris) had plenty of time to cool down."
"I think if he were to get out today he'd do the exact same thing."
Sentencing was set for September 17.
Morris shot himself in the head during a stand-off with police, and suffered injuries that forced him to wear a helmet for a time.
Thursday, May 23, 2013, Watertown, NY
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