Updated: Saturday, 23 Mar 2013, 2:03 AM CDT
Published : Saturday, 23 Mar 2013, 2:03 AM CDT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for fatally shooting another man during a fight.
A Hillsborough County judge sentenced 35-year-old Jimmy Lee Cruz on Friday. Cruz was convicted of manslaughter as part of a plea deal. The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/14cMzk2 ) reports that he was initially charged with second-degree murder.
Authorities say Cruz shot 28-year-old Walter Revear during a fight outside the Interstate Lounge in May 2011.
Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.