At least two of the bullets Marcus Green shot from an AK-47 entered the South Seale Road home when he opened fire early April 25.
Eight people were in that home -- six of them children -- though no one was killed. Caught a week afterward, Green was charged with eight counts of attempted murder.
On Monday, the 28-year-old Columbus man pleaded guilty to four counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting into an occupied dwelling. He was sentenced by Russell County Circuit Court Judge George Greene to four concurrent life sentences and 15 years in prison.
"He got the max, so I feel very good about it," said District Attorney Ken Davis.
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Green had been in a relationship with a married woman who lived in the home with her husband and the children, though she broke it off. That led Green to start harassing her at work, once threatening her and others and prompting a call to police.
Finally, in the early morning hours of April 25, Green drove by in a friend's older model tan Cadillac with a gun.
"He fired 18 times with an AK-47," Davis said. "He hit the house and the garage about 10 or 11 times."
One of the shots entered the bedroom of the husband and wife.
Police were called to the home, and one officer was about to collect a shell from the road when Green drove back by, Davis said. Coincidentally, that officer had seen Green weeks before at the jail and recognized him.
"(Green) actually almost struck the officer and sped off," Davis said. "There was a pursuit with police vehicles."
Green lost control of the car at U.S. 280 and General Colin Powell Parkway, jumped from the car and ran into some woods, where he evaded capture until a week later.
Davis said Green's fingerprints and the gun were found in the car. After his arrest, he confessed.