Phoenix woman sentenced in cab driver's death

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix woman has been sentenced to 22 years in prison in the shooting death of a cab driver in 2010.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 35-year-old Corletha Sherie Davis was sentenced Friday for second-degree murder.

She was arrested in the killing of 37-year-old Brian Mann.

Authorities say Mann picked up Davis at a convenience store in Phoenix on Nov. 22, 2010.

Witnesses told police they saw the cab driver open the driver's side door and then fall out of the taxi with a gunshot wound to the neck. They say a woman exited the cab and walked into a nearby apartment complex.

After Davis' arrest, police searched her apartment and say they found clothing that witnesses claim the shooter was wearing along with a weapon.