Florida women get prison in fatal drug shooting

September 13, 2019 GMT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida women have been sentenced for their roles in a fatal drug shooting.

The Pensacola News Journal reports that 22-year-old Shauntareeya Jones was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison for manslaughter with a weapon. Twenty-three-year-old Shalen Yeldon received four years for accessory after the fact to second-degree murder.

Escambia County prosecutors say Yeldon contacted Jaquan Berry in June 2018 to buy marijuana. Jones and Yeldon later met Berry and tried to pay for the drugs with a fake $100 bill. When Berry realized the money was fake, a struggle ensued, and prosecutors say Jones shot Berry four times.


Yeldon and a third co-defendant, 29-year-old Deon Nettles, helped up the scene. Nettles previously was sentenced to eight years.


Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com