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 on Nov. 30 to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in September.
The release says Lemon was riding in a car with a co-worker 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.