RIVERHEAD, New York — A Long Island man has been sentenced to a maximum of 25 years to life in prison for setting up his girlfriend to be killed by his friend.
Newsday (http://bit.ly/1gPkRA5 ) reports that Joseph DeFelice, of North Amityville, was sentenced on Thursday after being convicted of murder.
Mandy Jo Jenkins was fatally shot as she slept on Aug. 23, 2010.
Prosecutors say the 32-year-old woman was killed by David Newbeck after DeFelice gave him a key to the warehouse apartment where they lived. They say Newbeck wanted her dead because she had brought identity theft charges against his girlfriend.
Newbeck is set to be tried next year. Information on his lawyer was not immediately available.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com