NEW PORT RICHEY (AP) - A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to life in prison for terrorizing his ex-wife.
A Pasco County judge sentenced 46-year-old Roy David Kinard on Wednesday after being convicted last month of a variety of charges related to the May 2009 incident in New Port Richey, north of Tampa.
Authorities said Kinard abused his wife for years, even after their divorce. They say he forced his way into her home, pistol-whipped her, held a knife on her and threatened another woman and a toddler in the home.
He was convicted of armed burglary, kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery with a firearm. Because those felonies were committed within three years after Kinard left prison on other charges, he got a mandatory life sentence.