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Georgia woman gets life sentence in boyfriend’s slaying

November 20, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman convicted of shooting her boyfriend to death then confessing to the crime at a mental health facility has been sentenced to life in prison.

The Ledger-Enquirer reports 45-year-old Yashicer Alexandra Pritchett was found guilty of felony murder on Monday for the 2018 attack on her boyfriend, 51-year-old Tommy Ellis Marshall Jr. Under her sentence, she’ll be eligible for parole.

Prosecutors say Pritchett and Marshall had a dispute over him talking to another woman. Crime scene evidence showed she shot him in the neck as he bent over to fix a TV.

Prosecutors added that Pritchett checked herself into a mental health center afterward and called 911 the next day, telling dispatchers Marshall was hurt and someone should check on him. Police found his body days later.

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Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, http://ledger-enquirer.com