Florida man gets life in prison for killing drag queen

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Lakeland man was sentenced to life in prison for the death of a drag queen known as South Beach Wanda.

Jurors took less than five hours last week to convict 26-year-old Deandre Tolliver for the pre-meditated killing of Anthony Jerome Lee in 2013. Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Kimberly Fernandez sentenced Tolliver on Thursday morning.

The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/1Kmv8Da ) reports Tolliver was also convicted on charges of possession and discharge of a firearm resulting in death and burglary and assault.

Prosecutors say Lee was visiting a friend in Tampa on May 28, 2013, when three people drove up. Lee answered the door and Toliver forced his way inside. Authorities say Lee was shot during the struggle.

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