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Woman gets 40 years in prison for killing wife near Walmart

November 16, 2019 GMT

YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting her estranged wife in the parking lot outside a Walmart.

The Daily Press reports that 36-year-old Cindy Bryant, of Hampton, will remain on probation for life after she completes the prison sentence handed down to her on Thursday by York Circuit Court Judge Richard Rizk.

The judge told Bryant she was “on the hunt” on the morning in February 2018 when she shot and killed 37-year-old Jean Bryant near an entrance to a Walmart in York County.

Cindy Bryant was charged with first-degree murder and gun charges. She pleaded guilty in September.

Jean Bryant worked at the Walmart. Prosecutors said Cindy Bryant confronted her wife at the store and demanded she leave it at gunpoint.

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Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.com/