Wytheville woman sentenced for trying to kill ex-boyfriend

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: Sep. 15, 2021 at 11:53 AM EDT
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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Wythe County woman has been sentenced to seven years in the Virginia Department of Corrections for trying to kill her ex-boyfriend in 2019.

The sentence for Tammy Hounshell, handed down September 15, 2021, was for 28 years but 21 were suspended.

The sentence includes 20 years for attempted murder, five for shooting into an occupied vehicle and three for use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

After Hounshell is released from prison, she will be on probation for 10 years.

The judge also noted in court she can have no contact with her ex-boyfriend once released.

Hounshell had been convicted in Wythe County Circuit Court for an incident that had her firing two shots at her ex-boyfriend after attempting to run his vehicle off the road. Neither shot hit the victim.

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