Published: Dec 11, 2012 11:10 AM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Tramaine Bailem was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday morning, for the 2011 murder of Johnny Jackson.

Bailem was also sentenced to 15 years in prison for posession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The fatal shooting happened at the Palmetto Court Housing Complex in february of 2011. Bailem and Jackson were involved in a verbal dispute that escalated and led to the shooting.