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Georgia man sentenced to life for murder over Hot Pockets: ‘I just snapped’

May 19, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Georgia man sentenced to life for murder over Hot Pockets: ‘I just snapped’

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An Atlanta man was sentenced to life behind bars on Tuesday for a fatal shooting after a fight over Hot Pockets.

Prosecutors said Nathaniel Mathis had asked his sister and her 34-year-old boyfriend, Rodney Benton, to buy pepperoni Hot Pockets last year with his credit card. the New York Post.

When the pair got to the store, the Hot Pockets were sold out, so his sister called Mathis to tell him.

Mathis was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of shooting his sister’s boyfriend over an argument about Hot Pockets.

They tried to purchase other items, but Mathis’ credit card was declined. She called him, and an argument reportedly followed.

The couple went home empty-handed, where an angry Mathis met them.

“The defendant was home and upset when he approached the SUV,” the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office stated.

Prosecutors said Mathis went up to the side of the vehicle and opened fire eight times on Benton.

He then ran to a park, where he approached a woman with a message for his sister.

The woman told authorities he said, “I snapped. I love her and didn’t mean for it to happen this way.”

Authorities tracked the man down in the woods, where he was pointing a gun to his head. After hours of negotiations, officers shot him with a beanbag gun and arrested him.

He was found guilty of murder, possession of a firearm by a probationer and criminal damage to property. He was sentenced to life plus ten years.

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