PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A 19-year-old will spend 50 years in prison for fatally shooting another man during a dispute at a Panhandle mobile home park.
Ellis McArthur pleaded no contest to shooting 41-year-old Jeffrey Kimbrough after the two had been fighting over a wallet in 2009. A judge denied his request Wednesday to rescind the plea and issued a sentence.
Last year's shooting came as mobile home park residents had been without water for days because park owners failed to pay the water bill. Kimbrough was with a local church that had been passing out bottled water. He said his son's wallet had been stolen and went to the area to get it back.
McArthur shot him in the eye. He said Kimbrough pulled a gun out before he shot him, but prosecutors said the victim wasn't armed.