A Knoxville woman will be sentenced June 8 after a jury convicted her Thursday of second-degree murder in Knox County Criminal Court.
Danielle Wright, 29, shot Purnell L. Nimmons to death the night of April 3, 2016, at the Lakeview Motel on Chapman Highway, according to the Knox County District Attorney General's Office.
They had argued that night, according to prosecutors. Wright then left the motel but came back about five minutes later after changing clothes.
She shot Nimmons in the back with the pistol as he tried to flee, according to prosecutors.
Criminal Court Judge Steve Sword will sentenced Wright. She faces 15 to 25 years in prison and is considered a first-time offender in the eyes of the law, according to the District Attorney General's Office.
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