Teen Gets 40 Years for Shooting Man Over Offensive Comment

A southwest Florida teen has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting a man he believed made an offensive comment to a female friend.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (http://goo.gl/ssfOdt) reports that a Sarasota County judge sentenced the 18-year-old on Wednesday. He was convicted in August of second-degree murder with a firearm.

Authorities say 23-year-old Carlton Parhm and some friends had met with a woman in March 2014, and the woman later told her friends that Parhm had made a sexual comment about her.

One of her friends tracked down Parhm and fired into a vehicle the man was sitting in. Parhm's body was later found on the roadside near Booker High School.

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