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Fired maintenance man sentenced to life for apartment manager murder

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Robert Earl Walter, 56 (Source: Bossier City Police Department) Robert Earl Walter, 56 (Source: Bossier City Police Department)
April Fulghum, 32 (Source: In Memory of April Fulghum Facebook Page) April Fulghum, 32 (Source: In Memory of April Fulghum Facebook Page)
BENTON, LA (KSLA) -

A Shreveport man found guilty of second degree murder in the deadly shooting of a Bossier City apartment manager has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. 

That's the maximum sentence Robert Earl Walter could have received, following his conviction on June 27 by a Bossier Parish jury.

32-year-old April Fulghum, a wife and mother of two, was fatally shot inside her office at the Lexington Place Apartments last October. Walter, who had been fired as a maintenance man at the complex just days before, never denied shooting Fulghum. Instead, he told the jury during his trial that he was devastated over his firing when he confronted the wife and mother of two that day.

At trial, the 56-year-old told the jury that he was "very sorry, I never meant for that to happen."

It took a Bossier Parish jury just over an hour to return the unanimous verdict later that afternoon.

Bossier Parish District Judge Allen Parker Self handed down Walter's sentence of life at hard labor without the possibility of parole on Tuesday morning.

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