Man sentenced to 40 years for killing girlfriend with homemade shotgun

Man sentenced to 40 years for killing girlfriend with homemade shotgun
Errick Nichols (Source: Madison County SO)

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.

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