By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 30, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A Tallahassee man who was convicted of manslaughter after a woman was found in her car suffering from a gunshot wound has been sentenced to prison.
25-year-old Rickey Stevens was found guilty Thursday of one count of manslaughter and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was acquitted of shooting into an occupied vehicle.
Stevens was sentenced to 52 years in prison.
According to Calloway Scott with the State Attorney's Office, Stevens faced a mandatory sentence of 30 years for manslaughter because he had only been out of prison for five months on a burglary charge.
The judge gave him 10 years on the firearm charge and 12 years for violating his probation.
Stevens was arrested in January 2017 on second degree murder charges after a woman was found in her car suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She later died at a hospital.
According to arrest documents, 40-year-old Mary Gray met Stevens for a drug deal and Stevens opened fire on her car as she was driving away.
Gray was later found in her vehicle at Leon Arms Apartments at 2502 Holton Street. Witnesses say Gray's car was crashed against a fence inside of the complex.