Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Atlanta, GA: GA woman to serve life sentence in husband's death

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County District Attorney announced a 45-year-old woman has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting her 26-year-old newlywed husband.

Jurors Thursday found Arelisha Bridges guilty of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the death of Anthony Rankins Jr.

Authorities say Bridges shot Rankins five times near a popular Atlanta restaurant in March of 2010.

Investigators recovered the gun from the pocket of the woman's bathrobe, and say the shooting stemmed from an argument over a pair of house keys.

Officials say the couple had been married for six days.

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