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Sikeston man sentenced to 55 years in prison for murdering his wife

Stevie Lott (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety) Stevie Lott (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A Sikeston man will spend 55 years in prison for shooting and killing his wife.

A Cape Girardeau County jury found Stevie Cordale Lott guilty of second degree murder, armed criminal action, and felon in possession of a gun.

The case was moved to Cape Girardeau County on a change of venue request.

Lott shot his wife, Nyketia Lott, in the back of the head in 2013.

He told investigators that he and his wife were arguing when "the gun went off and it shot her."

Nyketia Lott's young son was asleep in a bedroom of the home.

A judge sentenced Lott to 30 years in prison on the murder charge, 10 years for armed criminal action, and 15 years for being a felon in possession of a gun.

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