- Associated Press - Thursday, May 29, 2014

BENTON, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois man was sentenced to 105 years in prison after being convicted of killing his girlfriend.

A Franklin County judge sentenced Donald Lee on Wednesday, months after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder.

Authorities say Lee shot 23-year-old Brittany Andrews in the head in May 2013 outside a Benton flower shop.

The 40-year-old Elkville man had insisted Andrews shot herself and continued to maintain his innocence during a short statement before the judge on Wednesday.

But police questioned that version of events, citing the coroner’s findings that Andrews was shot in the left temple. The woman was right-handed.

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