Gardiner man pleads guilty to shooting girlfriend

Posted Jan. 04, 2011, at 10:51 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Gardiner man pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting his girlfriend in the stomach and will spend two years in prison for the crime.

Police say Kenneth L. Sirmans, 40, and Alison T. Wainwright, 41, were drinking when the incident occurred. Sirmans told police the revolver went off accidentally and that he only meant to scare Wainwright, who was 40 at the time.

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