Ex-Florida policeman gets 25 years in prison for killing black motorist

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FILE PHOTO: Family and supporters attend the funeral for Corey Jones at the Payne Chapel AME of West Palm Beach, Florida October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Stocker/Pool/File Photo/File Photo

(Reuters) – A former Florida police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting a black motorist who was awaiting a tow truck in October 2015.

Nouman Raja, 41, was fired from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department shortly after he killed Corey Jones, 31, and was convicted last month by a jury of manslaughter and first-degree murder.

Reporting by Gabriella Borter and Jonathan Allen in New York; editing by Bill Trott and Tom Brown

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