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A woman accused of shooting a Decatur man to death when she fired a handgun at a tree in her back yard has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Mattisha Houston will be sentenced on Nov. 7 after entering her plea Monday. She faces up to five years in prison.

Houston was charged after 30-year-old Joseph Wells was shot in the back of his head while watching television in his apartment on July 9. Police say the bullet came through a window.

Houston and her husband, Quincy Houston, reportedly told police she'd fired his gun at a tree in their yard.

Quincy Houston is due in court Thursday for a pretrial hearing. He hasn't entered a plea.

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