Texas man sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting common-law wife at Fort Sam Houston

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SAN ANTONIO — A 52-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for plotting to kill his common-law wife, who was shot last year at a South Texas Army post.

Alvin Roundtree was sentenced Friday in San Antonio after earlier pleading guilty to assaulting a federal employee with a deadly weapon.

Despite being shot seven times, the woman survived the attack at Fort Sam Houston. The shooting took place at the Army Medical Department Center and School, where the victim was an instructor.

Roundtree's nephew, 29-year-old Leonard Roundtree III, was found guilty in April of conspiracy to commit murder. He has not been sentenced.

Prosecutors say the elder Roundtree was upset that the woman was leaving him. They say the men also were concerned about testimony she might present in court.

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