Scottsdale woman gets 5 years in prison for shooting ex-husband

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Rhonda Cerny (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Rhonda Cerny (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Scottsdale woman who pleaded guilty to shooting her ex-husband during a domestic violence incident was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for aggravated assault.

Rhonda Cerny, 60, was arrested in July 2015 after she allegedly entered her then-estranged husband's home, confronted him with a small caliber handgun and shot him in the chest.

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Police said at the time that the couple's adult daughter was outside, heard the gunshot and called 911.

Although the man was seriously wounded, he survived his injury.

Cerny was originally charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, burglary and criminal trespass; she pleaded not guilty.

She changed her plea last month as part of a plea agreement.

Judge Teresa Sanders on Monday handed down Cerny's sentence in accordance with that plea agreement.

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