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Ga. couple convicted of killing man over dog is sentenced to life in prison

Renita Collins (L) and Michael Stallworth Fulton County Sheriff's Office

(CBS/AP) ATLANTA - A couple was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after a jury found them guilty of murdering their neighbor in a quarrel over the victim's dog.

The Fulton County District Attorney's Office says 33-year-old Renita Collins and her boyfriend, 34-year-old Michael Stallworth, were found guilty of murder, aggravated assault and weapons charges in connection with the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Keith Jacobs in March.

Prosecutors say Collins started an argument with Jacobs, claiming his dog had chased her around the neighborhood. Prosecutors say she threatened to shoot the dog, then left and returned a short time later with Stallworth.

Prosecutors say both were armed with handguns and started firing as they approached Jacobs. The two fled the scene but surrendered to police a few days later.

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