JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally shooting a woman during an argument in his SUV.

The Florida Times-Union reports 25-year-old Frederick Lee Wade was sentenced Thursday. He was convicted last month of second-degree murder. An appeals court had tossed a previous murder conviction and a life sentence because of improper jury instructions.

Authorities say Wade and 20-year-old Kalil McCoy had been arguing following a night out in 2011 when Wade pointed a gun at McCoy and repeatedly told her to shut up. After shooting her, Wade dumped McCoy’s body in a wooded area, where it was found the next day.

Three other young men who had been in the SUV were charged as accessories.

Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.