Man gets life for killing girlfriend in Greenville

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of killing his girlfriend in Greenville three years ago.

The Greenville News reported ( a jury convicted Wallace E. Evatt Jr. of murder on Thursday.

Evatt’s lawyer had contended that his client and Karen Rojas were drinking and using drugs and she shot herself with her .38 revolver. But Evatt’s lawyers offered no reason for why she might have done so.

Prosecutors say Evatt shot Rojas as she slept in her mobile home on May 17, 2009.


Information from: The Greenville News,

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