FREDERICK, Md. — A Maryland man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife in a failed murder-suicide attempt has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

A Frederick County circuit court judge handed down the sentence Thursday to 52-year-old Robert Glen Laudick of Mount Airy. The Frederick News-Post reports Laudick pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in September, as well as third-degree sex offense and possession of child pornography.

Laudick shot his wife in 2015, a day after she spoke on his behalf at a bail hearing related to allegations that he had sexually abused a 15-year-old girl. Deputies found Donna Laudick dead and Robert Laudick with a gunshot wound.

The newspaper reports Laudick will be able to request a parole board hearing after serving 15 years, but the judge said he wouldn’t likely be released.

Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post,