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Man out of jail after serving just 6 months for shooting death of wife

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Steven Cotter. (Source: Henderson County Detention Center) Steven Cotter. (Source: Henderson County Detention Center)
Michelle Cotter Michelle Cotter

A Henderson man is out of jail after serving six months of a seven year sentence in the death of his wife.

Court officials tell us 37-year-old Steven Cotter was released from jail Friday and put on shock probation. 

Cotter entered an Alford Plea in April to a second degree manslaughter charge.

An Alford Plea means Cotter didn't plead guilty, but there was enough evidence to convict him. 39-year-old Michelle Cotter, was shot in the couple's home in 2012.

At the sentencing hearing, Cotter said what happened was a horrible accident.

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