Police: Weapon malfunction saved woman’s life in murder attempt

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A man was charged with Attempted Murder after police said he put a gun to a woman’s head and pulled the trigger.

Police said the incident took place on Chrisler Avenue on Sunday.

According to police, the only thing that saved the woman’s life was a weapon malfunction. Police said when the weapon didn’t work, Sprott hit the woman with the gun and broke her jaw.

If convicted, Sprott faces up to 25 years behind bars.

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