ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting his girlfriend, who survived the bullet to the brain and only discovered the attack upon going to the hospital for headaches.
News outlets report 39-year-old Jerrontae Cain was sentenced Thursday on charges including being a felon in possession of a gun in the 2017 attack on his now former girlfriend, 42-year-old Nicole Gordon. Suffering from severe headaches and memory loss, Gordon was examined last year by doctors who found a bullet lodged in her skull.
Gordon told police she didn’t remember being shot, but did remember getting into an argument with Cain during which her car window shattered and she passed out. She thought the glass wounded her, and that’s why she was later patched up at Cain’s mother’s home.