- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for fatally shooting his wife in 2013.

The Standard Democrat (https://bit.ly/2dywbCk ) reports that 44-year-old Stevie Cordale Lott was sentenced Tuesday for second-degree murder, armed criminal action and illegal possession of a firearm.

Officers responding to a domestic disturbance call found that Nyketia Lott had been shot in the back of the head at the couple’s Sikeston home. Her 2-year-old son was found sleeping in a bedroom.

Her husband was taken into custody about two hours later. At the time, Lott said he and his wife were arguing when she brought out a pistol and held it at her head. Lott said during a struggle, she shot herself as he tried to take the gun from her.

___

Information from: Standard Democrat, https://www.standard-democrat.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide