Man gets 80-year term after killing of pregnant girlfriend
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have an abortion has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.
Twenty-four-year-old Carlton "C.J." Bryan was sentenced Thursday in Hartford Superior Court, where a jury convicted him in May of conspiracy to commit murder and being an accessory to murder. He had pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors say Bryan hired his friend Matthew Allen Hall-Davis to kill 21-year-old Shamari Jenkins, who was fatally shot in 2013. The fetus didn't survive.
Prosecutors say Bryan became angry and orchestrated a plan to have Jenkins killed after his efforts to get her to have an abortion failed.
Hall-Davis was convicted of murder and weapons charges and apologized. He was sentenced in May to 70 years in prison.