TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former manager at an Oklahoma Arby's restaurant who was charged with fatally shooting a customer she said spit on her has been sentenced to two decades in prison.
Deionna Young, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter Monday, the Tulsa World reported. Young will serve 20 years in prison, with the remaining five years of her 25-year sentence suspended, for killing Desean Tallent, according to court records.
Young, reported to police that Tallent, 25, cursed and spit on her, so she asked him to leave.
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About an hour later, Tallent returned to the restaurant, police said, and Young followed him in her vehicle and shot into his car — hitting him in the upper torso. Tallent crashed into a Walmart and died later at a hospital.
Young's trial had been scheduled to begin with jury selection Monday.