Published: Jul 19, 2013 12:00 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A judge sentenced 47-year-old Kevin Risner to life in prison for the shooting death of his girlfriend in 2009.

Risner was convicted of Second Degree Murder on April 3rd.

He shot his girlfriend, Laura Vroman, twice in the back and once in the abdomen, in a home on Holland Avenue.

Risner then turned the gun on himself, but survived.