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Man gets 80-year term after killing of pregnant girlfriend

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

A Connecticut man convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have an abortion has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.

Twenty-four-year-old Carlton "C.J." Bryan was sentenced Thursday in Hartford Superior Court, where a jury convicted him in May of conspiracy to commit murder and being an accessory to murder. He had pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors say Bryan hired his friend Matthew Allen Hall-Davis to kill 21-year-old Shamari Jenkins, who was fatally shot in 2013. The fetus didn't survive.

Prosecutors say Bryan became angry and orchestrated a plan to have Jenkins killed after his efforts to get her to have an abortion failed.

Hall-Davis was convicted of murder and weapons charges and apologized. He was sentenced in May to 70 years in prison.

This story has been corrected to show the man's girlfriend, not ex-girlfriend, was killed.

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