A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to a long prison term for the shooting death of a woman who was fighting with her boyfriend outside a north Minneapolis strip mall.
Nicholas A. Jefferson, of Minneapolis, was sentenced last week in Hennepin County District Court to more than 35 years in connection with the May 2017 killing of Iesha L. Wiley, 26, also of Minneapolis.
With credit for time in jail since his arrest, Jefferson will serve the first 23 years in prison and the balance on supervised release.
Wiley and her boyfriend, Marvel Williams, 30, were fighting near W. Broadway and Lyndale Avenue when a witness heard Williams order someone in a car stopped nearby to shoot her.
Authorities said gunfire came from the open passenger-side window. Another witness said Jefferson shot Wiley from the driver’s seat.
Williams, who testified against Jefferson, pleaded guilty to aiding an offender and was sentenced to a five-year term.