She was initially charged with 1st Degree Murder and found guilty in jury trial of Voluntary Manslaughter. She shot her boyfriend in the eye.

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St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Lisa Van Amburg sentenced Shonta Roper, 26, on Friday. In January, a jury found her guilty of voluntary manslaughter, armed criminal action and escape from custody.

Police said she shot her boyfriend, Terrell Hadley, 29, during a domestic dispute in the 5500 block of Ashland Avenue in January 2010. After she was arrested, she broke free from her handcuffs but turned herself in a few hours later.