Man gets life in prison for wife's murder

COLUMBUS — Brian Holliman of Caledonia has been found guilty of the shotgun killing of his wife. He was sentenced to life in prison.

After a 90-minute deliberation Friday, a Lowndes County jury found Holliman guilty of murder in on Oct. 25, 2008, death of his wife, Laura-Lee Godfrey Holliman.

The Commercial Dispatch reports the prosecution argued Holliman was enraged that his wife wanted to leave him. The defense argued that Laura Holliman was suicidal and the 12-gauge shotgun went off accidentally as the couple argued.

The Associated Press