Local Man Sentenced For Trying to Shoot Daughter
(BLACKFOOT) – A Springfield man accused of trying to shoot his daughter has been ordered to spend a year in a prison counseling program. Seventh District Judge David Ney says Jesse Whipkey could serve up to five years in a regular prison facility if he fails to complete his rehabilitation program. Whipkey tried to shoot his 36-year-old daughter with a handgun during a dispute earlier this year, but the gun misfired. He was originally charged with attempted murder, though that was later amended to aggravated battery.