ARLINGTON-- A man who says he accidentally shot and killed his wife last year has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Ricky Lynn Brown, 51, admitted to accidentally shooting Susan Brown, 59, in a room at the Studio 6 Hotel on Pleasant Road in Arlington on Sept. 20, 2013.

Brown faced probation to 20 years in prison for the death of his wife of more than two decades.

Prosecutors said the two were separated and had met at the hotel that night to 'talk.' Brown called police and reported that he had accidentally shot his wife in the left cheek with a .45 caliber handgun.

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