MADISON CO., Miss. (WLBT) - A Madison County man was sentenced to 40 years for the death of his girlfriend.
Errick Nichols, 55, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing Betty Allman.
Allman was found dead in her bed at a home in Camden in January. She had been shot.
Investigators found a homemade shotgun made from a pipe and welded handle that they say Nichols used to kill Allman.
The couple had moved to Madison County from Kansas City just a month prior.
Investigators say an argument between the two led to the shooting.
Nichols had previously been convicted of aggravated assault in Hinds County and attempted murder in Illinois.