PHILADELPHIA — A suburban Philadelphia man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend and staging her death as a suicide has been sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted him of murder.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/2cAI8WF ) a jury convicted 30-year-old Brandon Meade of Upper Darby of first-degree murder and possessing an instrument of crime on Tuesday in the slaying of 22-year-old Temple University student Agatha Hall.
Hall, a Ghanaian immigrant, was found dead in her Philadelphia apartment last summer with a gunshot wound to the head.
Prosecutors have said Meade shot Hall and then staged the scene in her bedroom to resemble a suicide.
Investigators have said tests concluded Hall’s gunshot wound couldn’t have been self-inflicted.
Meade declined to comment before his sentencing.
Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com