“A man who killed a woman he had forced to work as a prostitute was sentenced Monday to 80 to 90 years in prison.
In August, a jury found Reginald Briggs, 33, guilty of manslaughter, two gun charges and pandering in the September 2015 death of Teresa Longo.
Douglas County District Judge Mark Ashford also found that Briggs is a habitual criminal, meaning that he must serve more of the sentence. Briggs will spend at least 60 years in prison.
Longo, a 31-year-old mother, was homeless when Briggs said she could stay at his home if she worked for him as a prostitute.
She did, during summer 2015. But Briggs’ girlfriend complained that he wasn’t spending enough time with her.
In response, Briggs took Longo to a flophouse near 39th and Blondo Streets and fired one shot into the back of her head.
Briggs later told a friend that he shot a woman and left her in the house. Police found her body two weeks later.
Briggs also faces three other charges that are set to be heard by a jury in February.”