Missouri man gets life in prison in fatal shooting

JACKSON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for killing a romantic rival in 2012.

The Southeast Missourian reports that 37-year-old Steven Williams was sentenced Monday. He was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Darcus Purl. Williams will be eligible for parole in 25 years.

Williams shot Purl during a confrontation over a woman. His attorney told the judge that Williams did not set out to kill Purl, and expressed remorse to Purl's family. The shooting occurred at the woman's home in Cape Girardeau.


Information from: Southeast Missourian

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