- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A south Alabama man has been given consecutive life sentences in the shooting death of a University of South Alabama student.

Quinten Orlando Godfrey was accused of fatally shooting 25-year-old Andrew Saxon in his chest during a burglary Jan. 11, 2012. The man was a junior biology major and investigators have said he was robbed of a guitar and video games.

AL.com reports Godfrey appeared in court Monday (https://bit.ly/1gkLI8a ) and Circuit Court Judge Sarah Stewart handed down the sentences after his attorney reached a plea deal with prosecutors. Godfrey was initially charged with capital murder.

Assistant District Attorney Keith Blackwood says Godfrey will be eligible for parole in 15 years and will begin his second life sentence if he is granted parole.

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