Oregon woman sentenced for attempting to kill aunt, uncle

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 26-year-old woman has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for attempting to kill her aunt and uncle.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Rhyan Leigh Smith of Warm Springs, Oregon, apologized to her relatives when sentenced Tuesday.

Smith’s defense lawyer Ruben Iniguez said his client suffers from schizophrenia, and she’s taking medication for it now.

A criminal complaint says Smith shot Zack Chambers and Bernadette Smith multiple times at the family’s home. FBI agents recovered at least seven 9mm bullet casings on the floor.

Smith pleaded guilty to two counts of assault with the intent to commit murder and one count of possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a crime of violence.

Judge Michael W. Mosman said he decided on the 13-year sentence due to Smith’s mental diagnosis.