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Cape Coral man gets life in prison for murder

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Cape Coral man gets life in prison for murder

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Oct 7, 2013

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Kenneth Roop will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing door-to-door salesman Nicholas Rainey last year.

A Lee County judge sentenced the 53-year-old Cape Coral man this morning.  Roop was convicted earlier this year of second-degree murder.

Roop shot Rainey as the salesman stood in his driveway after knocking on his door in an effort to sell him meat.

The shooting happened in July 2012 when Roop shot Rainey in the shoulder and then in the head as he lay wounded in the driveway.