Murder sentencing for man who killed wife, shot teen

Posted by Phil Riggan – email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Chesterfield man was sentenced Wednesday for shooting and killing his wife at a pizzeria last summer.

Richard Parker was sentenced to 30 years in prison: 20 years for the murder of his wife, Cindy Parker, and 10 years for malicious wounding, when he shot Michael Dudley, the teen who tried to step in and help.

Richard Parker, 56, pled guilty in November to second-degree murder in the death of Cindy Parker.

He also pled no-contest to malicious wounding for shooting Michael Dudley, who stepped in and tried to help Cindy. Dudley survived.

Watch NBC12 tonight at 11 as Yvette Yeon interviews Michael Dudley.

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