Man gets life for killing girlfriend

Published: Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 9:27 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 9:27 p.m.

NAPLES — A southwest Florida man has been sentenced to life in for fatally shooting his on-again-off-again girlfriend.

A Collier County judge sentenced 47-year-old Kevin Risner on Friday. A jury convicted him in April of second-degree murder.

Authorities say Laura Vroman had been living with Risner in a Naples Manor home in November 2009 when Risner shot her three times in the abdomen. Risner turned the gun on himself but survived a shot to the head.

The Naples Daily News ( reports that Risner was initially found incompetent to stand trial, but he was released from a state hospital in January 2012. He remained in jail since then.

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