Woman who lied about being pregnant gets life for murder

Posted at 1:25 PM, Nov 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-05 13:25:18-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Broward County woman who killed her police officer boyfriend when he discovered she made up a story about being pregnant will serve life in prison.

Tiniko Thompson was sentenced Friday after being convicted of second-degree murder in the May 2014 shooting death of 53-year-old Miami police officer Carl Patrick.

The Sun Sentinel of South Florida reports ( Thompson moved in with Patrick after making up a story that she was pregnant. Patrick then tried to break off the relationship several months later when it became obvious she wasn't pregnant.

Prosecutors said the now 48-year-old Thompson shot Patrick, wrapped him in a blanket, took his cell phone and left their home, leaving him to die.