AUSTELL, Ga. -- A Cobb County man was convicted Thursday of shooting his ex-girlfriend and endangering their two children.
Redrick Damian Bartie, 37, was charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct and firearm possession in the Christmas Day 2012 incident. A judge gave him the maximum sentence -- 27 years in prison.
"I can't think of a worse aggravated assault case I've heard than this one," Cobb County Superior Court Judge Reuben Green said to Bartie at his sentencing. "And I think, under the circumstances, your children are better off without you being in their lives."
According to information presented in court, Bartie and the victim had a volatile eight-year relationship. In the fall of 2012, the victim and the couple's children moved to Florida to get away from Bartie.