Columbia man convicted of murder, sentenced to almost 50 years in prison
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A murder suspect who was arrested by the Columbia Police Department in 2018 has been convicted of the violent crime.
A Richland County jury found Michael Paul Griffin guilty of fatally shooting Jerri Lynn Sigmon on October 20, 2018 at 4826 Norman Street.
According to investigators Sigmon and Griffin were in a relationship at the time of the incident.
Initially, Griffin said the victim was shot and killed during a home break-in, according to investigators.
The jury deliberated for 45 minutes, and Griffin was sentenced to 46 years in prison.
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