NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to up to 5 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to putting a gun in his girlfriend’s mouth and threatening to kill her.
Kevin Pardee, of Easthampton, was sentenced Wednesday in Hampshire Superior Court after pleading guilty to a variety of charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and witness intimidation. He was also ordered to stay away from his now former girlfriend.
Prosecutors say the 30-year-old Pardee beat the victim in March 2015 and threatened kill her and himself. He twice put a gun in her mouth.
Authorities say the next month he held a knife to the woman’s throat.
Pardee says he has struggled with bipolar disorder and drug addiction.
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