After a contested sentencing hearing on July 19, 2017 in Atascosa County, District Judge Russell Wilson sentenced Ricardo Ferdin to 40 years in prison for the murder/suicide attempt in which Ferdin shot his wife of 41 years 4 times. Mrs. Ferdin survived the multiple injuries and testified against the defendant. All seven of the couple’s grandchildren were home at the time of the shooting. Ferdin must serve 1/2 of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. He is 60 years of age. Justice served.