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Woman gets 8 to 20 years after dice game leads to fatal shooting

A woman who admitted her role in a shooting that left a 24-year-old man dead was sentenced Thursday to eight to 20 years in prison.

Authorities said the Aug. 6 death of Christopher Jones stemmed from cheating during a dice game and $80.

Anishya Douglas, 21, pleaded guilty in January to voluntary manslaughter with the use of a deadly weapon.

Jones accused Douglas, who also goes by “Nene,” of cheating during a game of dice a day before the shooting, a Las Vegas police report said. A witness told police Jones admitted that he beat Douglas up, “choked her out for twenty minutes” and took $80 from her pocket after the game.

The two confronted each other the next day at 1750 Marion Drive, near Nellis Boulevard and Owens Avenue, after Douglas apparently posted on her social media account that Jones robbed her, according to police.

Seconds later, Jones reached for the front door, but Douglas pulled out her handgun and shot Jones three times in the back, police said. She then shot him three or four more times after he was on the floor, before running out the door, according to police.

Contact reporter David Ferrara at 702-380-1039 or dferrara@reviewjournal.com. Find him on Twitter: @randompoker

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