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NY man admits to shooting wife

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Oleg Tchernytchenko Oleg Tchernytchenko
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. - A shooting in New York's North Country cost a woman her finger.

Oleg Tchernytchenko pleaded guilty Monday to firing a shotgun inside a home on McClelland Street in Saranac Lake last February.

The bullet hit his wife in the hand. Her left index finder had to be amputated.

Prosecutors say an argument between the defendant and his wife triggered the shooting. And the couple's three children witnessed the violence.

Tchernytchenko faces up to seven years behind bars.

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