Bridgeport man gets 40 years for killing girlfriend

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Bridgeport man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2011 shooting death of his girlfriend.

The Connecticut Post reports that Abimael Ramos was sentenced on Tuesday after his conviction in November on a charge of first-degree manslaughter.

The 32-year-old Ramos was charged with fatally shooting Luz Morales in May 2011 in the apartment they shared.

Ramos maintained his innocence. He said his girlfriend was shot during a home invasion by two armed men. Police found two guns in the apartment, but neither was the murder weapon.

The shooting remained unsolved until 2014, when police re-examined the case and found inconsistencies in Ramos’s accounts of the slaying.

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