Charles Garcia, 48, who appeared in court Thursday, will be sentenced April 21 after pleading guilty to first-degree assault, the Hour said. The maximum sentence that Garcia can receive is five years in prison and five years of probation, the Hour said.
Garcia was initially charged with unlawful restraint and first-degree assault with extreme indifference to life.
At the time of his arrest, Wilton police said Garcia and his wife Michele, 39, were involved in a struggle over a hunting rifle on the morning of Nov. 26, 2012, while in the upstairs bedroom of their home. Both suffered injuries when it fired, police said.
In 2012, Wilton Police Capt. John Lynch said Charles Garcia was trying to keep his wife in the home and pointed the rifle at her. Michele Garcia grabbed at the weapon in self-defense when the firearm went off, he said.
Garcia spent several weeks at Yale-New Haven Hospital recovering from facial injuries.