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Wythe County woman found guilty of trying to kill ex-boyfriend in traffic

Tammy Hounshell, convicted of trying to kill her ex-boyfriend
Tammy Hounshell, convicted of trying to kill her ex-boyfriend(Wythe County Commonwealth's Attorney)
Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 11:59 AM EDT
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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Wythe County woman is scheduled to be sentenced in September, having been found guilty of attempted first-degree murder.

Tammy Hounshell, 49, of Wytheville, was convicted Wednesday in Wythe County Circuit Court of Maliciously Shoot at a Vehicle, Attempted 1st Degree Murder, and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony. The conviction capped a four-hour trial.

Hounshell fired two shots at her ex-boyfriend after running his vehicle off the road in 2019, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Jones. Neither shot hit the victim.

Hounshell faces a maximum of 23 years in prison, with three years the mandatory minimum. Her sentencing has been scheduled for September 15, 2021.

Hounshell has been held without bond since her arrest.

“Violent crimes of this nature will not be tolerated. Luckily, the victim in this matter was unharmed. It could have turned out much worse,” said Jones.

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