JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Mississippi man has been sentenced for second-degree murder in the shooting death of a co-worker.
A U.S. Attorney's Office news release says 37-year-old Christopher E. Lemon was sentenced to 40 years in prison Nov. 30 after pleading guilty in September to the second-degree murder of Courtney Cook.
The release says Lemon was riding in a car with Cook in Leake County in 2014. He'd stolen a firearm from their employer's store before getting into her vehicle.
Lemon shot her five times in the chest and leg, leaving her in the vehicle's backseat. A National Park Service ranger later found her dead at the scene.
Lemon's sentence will be followed by a 5-year term of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay over $7,000 in restitution.