Willie Mae Harris, 72 and blind, has been granted parole 35 years after being sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband.
Harris has been serving a life sentence at the Wrightsville Women’s Facility in Arkansas and has been recommended five times for clemency since 1988.
Harris shot her husband, Clyde Harris, in January 1985 in the midst of an argument while they were in bed.
Harris then pulled out a pistol from her purse and started hitting her husband with it and it fired, killing him.
Harris at trial said she had no intent to shoot her husband and that his death was a tragic accident after years of abuse.