GREENSBURG (KDKA) — A local woman showed up in court Monday to see her former boyfriend sentenced. He was charged in a 2011 shooting that left her in a wheelchair.
Darnell Redman will spend the next 20 to 40 years in prison in connection with the shooting in Westmoreland County.
Anamarie Henderson, 28, is now paralyzed from the waist down because of her injuries.
“I definitely feel good,” said Henderson. “I definitely am satisfied with the sentence.”
Henderson was shot at close range with a semi-automatic pistol as she exited her car outside of her mother’s Salem Township home.
She read a five-page victim impact statement in the courtroom on Monday telling the judge how her life changed on Sept. 24, 2011.
“If I want to go grocery shopping, if I want to take my children somewhere, there always has to be someone with me,” she said.
Back in August, a jury found Redman guilty of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.
The judge today had harsh words for Redman, telling him that after 59 arrests, 18 of which resulted from domestic violence, he deserved to serve a maximum sentence.
At age 45, a 40-year sentence could mean life behind bars.
“I don’t hate him, and I’ve said that every time,” Henderson said. “I don’t hate him; I hate what he’s done to me. It is really hard to be in same room with him.”
As for Henderson, she is now focusing on her recovery and raising her 4- and 5-year-old children.
“I’m happy. You know, he may have taken my legs, but he can’t take my life,” she added.