LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say a 57-year-old Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 158 years in prison for killing a woman and wounding her boyfriend over a $10 cable bill.
Deputy District Attorney Joshua Ritter says Kenneth Theodrick Parks was sentenced Thursday after being convicted last month of one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
Jurors also found true gun and great bodily injury allegations.
Ritter says Parks and 42-year-old Terri Smith rented rooms at a South Los Angeles home and had a longstanding argument over the unpaid cable bill.
Ritter says Parks was outside Smith’s room when he opened fire on April 14, 2014. She was killed but her boyfriend, who had been shot twice, was able to grab the gun and hit him with it.
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