Woman gets life in prison after her car is used in drive-by shooting


A Florida woman has been sentenced to life in prison for letting her car be used in a fatal drive-by shooting. 

The Pensacola News Journal reports that Melissa Pocopanni was sentenced Tuesday. She was convicted in November of principal to second-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. 

Authorities say Pocopanni was a passenger as Kyhem Jalil Johnson drove her car down a Milton street in February 2017, with Dedric Keandre Davis and Walter Ramone Ford firing shots into a crowd. Thomas Buckhalter was killed, and two other people were wounded. 

Pocopanni’s attorney argued that she didn’t know the men were planning a drive-by shooting. 

Johnson, Davis and Ford received life sentences in October.

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