- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for acting as the getaway driver in the fatal robbery of a taxi driver.

Court records show that 21-year-old Ricky Ligonde was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder as part of a deal with Lee County prosecutors.

Authorities say two teens shot and killed 46-year-old Hinso Estriplet in April 2018 while he sat in his cab in Lehigh Acres. They fled the area in a vehicle driven by Ligonde.

As part of his plea agreement, Ligonde will testify against the two teens, who await trial.

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