Shoot yourself in the leg, get almost 20 years in prison.
That was the outcome for a convicted felon who accidentally shot himself last year and, this week, was sentenced in federal court.
In April 2007, Fort Worth police responded to a reported shooting on West Hammond Street and found Edward Garcia, 41, bleeding from a gunshot wound to his inner thigh. They also found a loaded .22-caliber pistol.
An officer asked what happened, and Garcia replied that it was "obvious" that he was putting the gun in his waistband and it went off.
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Garcia survived the wound, but his problems had only begun. He was a felon in possession of a firearm and therefore could be charged and sentenced as "an armed career criminal."
Garcia was sentenced to 19 years and seven months in federal prison.