A Connecticut man was sentenced to 12 years in prison earlier this week for the 2012 shooting of his sister's boyfriend following a dispute over dirty dishes.
The Stamford Advocate reports 26-year-old Terrence Peterson also was sentenced to an additional four years behind bars for injuring a corrections officer during a jailhouse fight following his arrest in the shooting.
Howard Ehring, Peterson's attorney, said his client's assault conviction substantially increased his prison sentence for the shooting.
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Police said Peterson shot his sister's boyfriend in the chest after arguing with her over dirty dishes left in the sink of a home at the Roodner Court public housing community in Norwalk. The boyfriend survived.
Senior Assistant State's Attorney Maureen Ornousky says Peterson has a history of substance abuse and mental health issues.