Clayton, MO (KSDK) -A north St. Louis County man convicted of murdering a business partner in 2011 will spend the rest of his life in a Missouri prison.
43 year old Patrick Nelson of Jennings was sentenced Friday for the fatal shooting of 54 year old Carlos Neil at a residence in the 200 block of Huntington in Overland.
Nelson was found guilty by a St. Louis County jury in his August trial.
Judge Gloria Clark Reno handed down the life term for Nelson's murder conviction, and concurrent thirty year terms on assault, burglary, and armed criminal action convictions.
Authorities say Nelson and Neil were acquainted with one another through business transactions and got into a dispute in February 2011 which ended with Nelson shooting the victim and the victim's wife inside their home.