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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.

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Information from: Southeast Missourian

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