A judge has sentenced a former car wash worker to spend the rest of his life in prison for his role in the murder of confidential police informant Rachel Hoffman.
Tallahassee, Florida — A judge has sentenced a former car wash worker to spend the rest of his life in prison for his role in the murder of a confidential police informant.
A jury convicted 24-year-old Deneilo Bradshaw of first degree murder and robbery on Thursday. Bradshaw is one of two men charged in the death of 23-year-old Rachel Hoffman, a recent Florida State University graduate from Clearwater.
She was shot five times in a secluded area of Tallahassee in May 2008 after police lost track of her.
Earlier on Friday, the mothers of both Bradshaw and Hoffman testified before the jury.
Circuit Judge Mark Walker sentenced Bradshaw shortly after a jury recommended against sentencing him to death by lethal injection.
Life without parole is the only other option for first-degree murder.
A second defendant, 27-year-old Andrea Green, is scheduled for trial in October. He also faces a possible death sentence if convicted.
10 Connects News. The Associated Press contributed to this report.