TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A judge sentenced a Twin Falls man who shot a woman three times in late 2016 to 35 years in prison.
On Wednesday, 5th District Judge Ned C. Williamson sentenced Randy Michael Evans, 25, to a minimum of 30 years in prison before being eligible for parole.
In June of 2017, a jury found Evans guilty of battery with intent to commit murder.
According to previous KMVT reporting, on the night of Nov. 27, a masked man confronted a woman who was leaving for work and shot her three times, striking her wrist, shoulder and back of head. The woman received treatment for nonlife-threatening injuries.
The woman suspected it could have been an ex-husband since they were in the middle of custody dispute. Evans and the person he was with the evening of the event denied any involvement, and he told police he believed his ex-wife still lived in Burley
In spring 2017, a relative told law enforcement Evans told him about the shooting while they smoked marijuana, court documents said. Others interviewed by deputies indicated Evans previously expressed a desire to harm the victim.
Police interviewed Evans again who denied any involvement, though police said the details provided by the reporting party would have only been known by someone involved in the incident or investigators.