Ex-Fresno State player Pettis gets life for murder
FRESNO, Calif. -- Former Fresno State basketball player Terry Pettis was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole for murdering a teenage woman in a botched drug robbery.
The sentence was handed down in Fresno County Superior Court after a series of emotional speeches by Pettis, his father and the family of the victim, 18-year-old Rene Shannon Abbott.
Pettis, 21, was convicted May 26 of first-degree murder and armed robbery.
According to court testimony, Abbott, a Fresno ...
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