FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) - In May, Vincent Ingram stood trial for the November 2009 shooting death of Rudy Stanback.
Shackled and chained, Vincent Ingram was escorted by sheriff's deputies into Judge Mike Jones' courtroom Thursday to learn his fate.
First on the docket, Ingram sat motionless while family members of Rudy Stanback asked for the maximum sentence Judge Jones could hand down, life in prison.
"That how hurt I was, and all the pain he has caused me. It's been rough, it’s been real rough," said Khirisha Pruett, Rudy’s daughter.
After hearing statements for and against Vincent Ingram, the judge sentenced him to forty years in prison on the manslaughter conviction.
Being convicted of three felonies, Judge Jones could have given Ingram life in prison.
"I just thank God for today, because God is in control and I am just thankful and grateful, because God is my all in all,” said Theresa Stanback, the victim’s mother. “Down through the years, it's still like it was yesterday, and Vincent Ingram is a murderer."
Theresa Stanback has lost two sons to murder in the last 18 years, and she's glad justice has been served, and hopes to find closure now with Rudy’s death.
Eddie Frank Chandler, the man who confessed to killing Chris Stanback in August of 1994, pleaded guilty and will serve fifteen years in prison for manslaughter.