Man convicted in deadly Phoenix drive-by shooting gets life in prison

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Jeffrey Mathis (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Jeffrey Mathis (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (AP) -

A man has been sentenced to life in prison for a deadly drive-by shooting outside a Phoenix nightclub in 2015.

[RELATED: PD: 1 dead, 4 injured in shooting outside Phoenix nightclub (Oct. 25, 2015)]

Maricopa County prosecutors say 32-year-old Jeffrey Mathis got a life prison term with the possibility of release after 25 years for first-degree murder.

[RELATED: PD identifies man fatally shot outside Phoenix nightclub (Oct. 26, 2015)]

He also was sentenced to 15 years for attempted first-degree murder, 15 years for drive-by shooting and 11 years for aggravated assault, which will be served concurrent to the life sentence.

Phoenix police investigators were able to show through use of his cellphone that Mathis was at the club at time of the October 2015 shooting and witnesses reported seeing him there.

[RELATED: Photos: 1 dead, 4 wounded in Phoenix shooting (Oct. 25, 2015)]

They say one man died at a hospital after the shooting and a severely wounded victim identified Mathis as the driver of the vehicle involved.

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