Ex-Boyfriend Gets 24-Year Sentence in Deadly Bedroom Shooting of Would-Be Prom Queen - NBC New York

Ex-Boyfriend Gets 24-Year Sentence in Deadly Bedroom Shooting of Would-Be Prom Queen

Aquilla Flood, 17, was found dead inside her bedroom in East Orange, N.J., authorities say

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    Police have arrested 18-year-old Al-Muqqadin Means (inset left) in connection with the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Aquilla Flood (inset right), whose body was found in her East Orange home.

    A northern New Jersey man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for killing a 17-year-old high school student days before she was to be named prom queen. 

    NJ.com reports 20-year-old Al-Muqqadin Means must serve slightly more than 20 years of the sentence imposed Wednesday before he becomes eligible for parole. He had pleaded guilty last month to aggravated manslaughter and a weapons charge in the slaying of Aquilla Flood, his former girlfriend.

    Prosecutors say Means fatally shot Flood in the head in her bedroom in June 2013, a few weeks after she broke up with him.

    Means apologized to Flood's family during his sentencing, telling them he still loves her.

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    [NY] Police Hunt for Boyfriend of 17-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead in Bedroom
    Aquilla Flood, a 17-year-old high school senior, was found shot dead in her East Orange, N.J., bedroom, and now police are looking for her 18-year-old boyfriend, Almuqqadin Means, in connection with the killing. Tracie Strahan reports.
    (Published Thursday, June 6, 2013)

    But Flood's mother was not moved, telling him: "If you loved her, she would still be here."

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