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Virginia man heads to prison

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  A Virginia man who shot his daughter and her mother in Valdosta is headed to prison.

Roy Smith was found guilty Tuesday of shooting and wounding his 16 year old daughter and her mother.

Rochelle Smith, and her mother Josephine Lonon were wounded at their Branch Pointe home in February 2010.

Lonon is now legally blind because of the gunshot and Smith still has a bullet lodged in her left jaw.

Prosecutors say Josephine Lonon was trying to get Smith to pay her child support.

Smith was sentenced to nearly 60 years in prison.

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