24-year-old gets life for teen's murder

Published On: Jun 28 2013 06:07:07 PM EDT
Updated On: Jun 28 2013 06:07:15 PM EDT
Zevulon Palmer

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Zevulon Palmer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A 24-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for the murder of an 18-year-old.

A jury convicted Zevulon Palmer last week on a charge of first-degree murder for killing Tevin Riggins.

In October 2010, Palmer and Riggins got into a fight while playing cards. Palmer and his friend left the scene shortly after the argument, while Riggins and two others continued their card game.

Later, Riggins and his two friends were walking to another home in the area and were confronted by Palmer.

Both began to argue again when Palmer pulled a gun from his waistband and proceeded to fire five shots, three of which hit Riggins.

Riggins was taken to a hospital, where he later died. No one else was injured.

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