HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a West St. Paul father while the victim’s 2-year-old son slept beside him has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison.
Terrell Theo Payne pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday in Dakota County District Court.
A first-degree murder charge was dismissed.
A co-defendant, Nathan McDonald, has also pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Lawrence Renfro in July 2019.
McDonald faces sentencing in November.