Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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St. Petersburg man gets 15 years for manslaughter in pregnant girlfriend's death

Larry Jay Reed was sentenced to 15 years in prison plus five years of probation in the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend.

Reed was found guilty last month of manslaughter in the death of Anastasia Boyd, 24, of St. Petersburg.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys both agreed Reed never intended to shoot Boyd. Reed told a detective he jokingly pointed the gun at Boyd while she was talking on the telephone, and later said Boyd herself had twirled the gun when it went off. But Reed also told police a different version of the story, saying the gun went off when he was attempting to unload it, the detective testified.

At a sentencing hearing this week, Reed apologized.

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