Man convicted of killing girlfriend sentences to 17 years - KMOV.com

Man convicted of killing girlfriend sentences to 17 years

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A north St. Louis County man who shot and killed his girlfriend was sentenced Monday.

Two years ago, Benjamin Wilkinson shot 25-year-old April Ward in the temple. According to court documents, he attempted to make the crime look as though the two were playing a game.

After two years, Wilkinson’s sentencing hearing was held and he was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Ward had two children.

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