PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 62-year-old Oregon man has been sentenced to life in prison for allegations that he opened fire on his former wife and her friend while drunk and high on methamphetamine, killing the friend.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://bit.ly/2xtOXYl ) that Gregory Siegberg was sentenced on Monday without the possibility of parole for 25 years for the incident that happened in November 2016.

Sieberg said he decided to plead guilty to murder and attempted aggravated murder in August to prevent his ex-wife, Debra Kusch-Siegberg, and the family of the slain friend, Melissa Vargas, from going through a trial.

Siegberg said he wished he were dead instead of Vargas and would have accepted the death penalty had it been offered.