Anchorage man sentenced for shooting, killing girlfriend while trying to kill himself

Victor Sibson at sentencing on May 16, 2019 for the killing of Brittany-Mae Haag. Photo by KTUU photojournalist Joshua Maxwell.
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - An Anchorage man was sentenced Wednesday for reportedly killing his girlfriend while attempting suicide.

Victor Carl Sibson, 23, was sentenced to 14 years in prison, with five of those years suspended, resulting in 9 years to serve. He has been in jail for two years already, following the 2017 killing of Brittanymae Haag, 22.

Authorities said Sibson shot himself in the head, and the bullet went through his skull, killing Haag, but leaving him alive.

In court, Sibson delivered an apology to Haag's family, saying, "I still haven't been able to forgive myself. And I don't know when I will be able to, and I'm not looking for it either. I just want them to know I'm sorry."

Sibson was also ordered to receive mental health treatment for his reported suicidal episode.

"I know he needs help, nothing will bring my daughter back, or our daughter, sister," Haag's mother said following the sentencing. "It's just hard. This is a hard day. But I'm glad it's over, so we don't have to keep repeating this over and over again. So we can all move on as a family."

The family of Brittany-Mae Haag, following the sentencing of the man convicted of killing her. Photo by KTUU photojournalist Joshua Maxwell.