Florida psychiatrist found guilty of trying to kill her ex

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – A Florida psychiatrist faces up to life in prison after being found guilty of attempting to kill her ex-husband.

Jurors in Gainesville took just 2 ½ hours Thursday evening to find Alexis Touchton-Williams guilty of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Prosecutors had sought a conviction on attempted first-degree murder for the Feb. 6, 2014 shooting of Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Williams.

Sentencing was set for July 21.

Prosecutors say Touchton-Williams said Williams attacked her after showing up while intoxicated to pick up their 5-year-old daughter. She claimed she shot him in self-defense.

Williams told deputies that his ex-wife looked at him in an “awkward and strange way” while discussing disbursement of property and shot him.

Touchton-Williams was booked into jail after the verdict was announced.

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