Man gets life in prison in Charlotte death

The Associated Press

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CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2011 shooting death of a man at an apartment.

A Mecklenburg County jury found 35-year-old Jeremiah Lamont Luke guilty Wednesday of killing 30-year-old Mikal Lee Legrande.

Prosecutors said Luke confronted Legrande about comments that Legrande had posted on Facebook.

Luke said he acted in self-defense.

The jury deliberated two hours before returning the guilty verdict on a first-degree murder charge.