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North Strabane Man Pleads Guilty in Attempted Homicide of His Wife

Harry Orion Hibbs Jr. will spend between 6 and 1/2 to 15 years in prison under the plea agreement reached Monday afternoon.

A man will spend as many as 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday afternoon to the attempted homicide of his wife.

Harry Orion Hibbs Jr. also pleaded guilty to five counts of a person not to possess a firearm, as well as endangering the welfare of children during his appearance before Washington County Judge John F. DiSalle.

In exchange for his guilty plea, he was sentenced to 6 and 1/2 years to 15 years in prison, DiSalle's office confirmed.

last Christmas Eve charged and several counts of assault following the incident, which took place in his state Route 136 home.

"(Hibbs was involved in a domestic argument with his wife. During this event, Mr. Hibbs grabbed Mrs. Hibbs by the arms while she was holding their 2-year-old daughter and pushed her down," the complaint stated. "During this act, Mrs. Hibbs (suffered) redness and bruising to both upper arms and chest area."

That's when court records said Harry Hibbs grabbed a loaded .44 caliber black powder revolver "and pointed it in the face of Mrs. Hibbs and pulled the trigger. Revolver jammed at which time (he) struck Mrs. Hibbs in the upper left area area with the gun, causing a deep laceration to this area."

According to court documents, Harry Hibbs then retrieved a .22 caliber rifle and threatened to kill himself.

Anna Hibbs later told Canon-McMillan Patch

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