Man pleads guilty and is sentenced for killing a UF student


The man charged with killing a University of Florida student pleaded guilty to second-degree murder today. Antonio Devon Drayton was sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend Saleha Huuda. The State Attorney in Gainesville Bill Cervone says this is an appropriate sentence for the case.


Cervone adds the case began as a first-degree murder case but was resolved with a plea to second-degree murder. Drayton also pleaded guilty to grand theft of Huuda’s Vehicle, setting fire to her body and tampering with evidence.

Full Q & A with State Attorney Bill Cervone:



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