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Ex-Beau Gets Prison In Slaying Of Soon-To-Be Prom Queen

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Jul 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:34:21-04

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for killing a high school student days before she was to be named prom queen.

NJ.com reported 20-year-old Al-Muqqadin Means must serve slightly more than 20 years of the sentence imposed Wednesday before he becomes eligible for parole. He had pleaded guilty last month to aggravated manslaughter and a weapons charge in the slaying of 17-year-old Aquilla Flood, his former girlfriend.

Prosecutors said Means fatally shot Flood in the head in her bedroom in June 2013, a few weeks after she broke up with him.

Means apologized to Flood's family during his sentencing, telling them he still loved her.

But Flood's mother was not moved, telling him: "If you loved her, she would still be here.” 

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