Hit man sentenced to life in prison
Killer in Tampa Bay area murder-for-hire sentenced to life in prison
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The killer in a Tampa Bay area murder-for-hire plot has been sentenced to life in prison.
A Tampa federal judge sentenced 25-year-old Luis Angel Lopez on Wednesday. He was convicted of murder in August.
Prosecutors say 33-year-old Christie Fay Bottorff and her husband, 42-year-old Jerry Bottorff, hired Lopez to kill the woman's former husband, 37-year-old Thomas Lee Sehorne, in June 2007. The Tampa Tribune reports that Christie Fay Bottorff received $1 million in life insurance proceeds after the fatal shooting. She later married Jerry Bottorff.
The Bottorffs said a friend, Michael Garcia, arranged the hit with Lopez. Garcia is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.
The Bottorffs pleaded guilty in July and were sentenced to life in prison.
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