JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 68-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison for first degree murder for the death of his wife, 55-year-old Barbara Morris.

Michael Morris and his wife were arguing in March 2012 after having a few drinks. According to the State Attorney's press release the fight escalated and Morris beat and then shot his wife seven times in the head and torso.

Morris told a Jacksonville Beach Police Officer who lived across the street and heard the commotion that he "could not take it any more" and shot his wife.

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