A San Diego man who admitted shooting his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend in their Chula Vista home during a 5 a.m. burglary has been sentenced to 17 years in state prison.
Although Terrell Anthony Spain, 30, pleaded guilty on Jan. 7, he tried to withdraw his guilty plea later in an unsuccessful bid in Chula Vista Superior Court.
Spain pleaded guilty to attempted murder of the boyfriend, Everett Williams, 23, who was shot in the face on March 28, 2012. Spain also pleaded guilty to felony assault of Ashley Graden, 24, who was shot in the wrist.
Deputy District Attorney Enrique Camarena said the bullet wound to Williams went just under his lip and exited out his neck and shoulder region without hitting any vital organs.
Spain broke into the Padding River Road home from a garage door after he had pried it open. He entered a bedroom and shot the couple in the dark. Spain was arrested April 4 by sheriff’s deputies and he received credit for almost a year in jail.
His sentencing was delayed due to his attempt to withdraw his guilty pleas, but he finally withdrew that motion and agreed to be sentenced, said Camarena.