BED-STUY — The East New York man convicted of strangling his ex-girlfriend during a fight over child support was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison by a Brooklyn judge Monday.
Tristan Anderson, 30, fatally choked Shawntell Davis, 25, inside the Roosevelt Houses on DeKalb Avenue in July 2014 during a spat over money for their two young kids.
Anderson later told police that he pushed Davis and that she may have banged her head, adding that she was lying on the floor gurgling and wheezing when he left the apartment.
But evidence later revealed that Davis died from strangulation and head injuries, according to prosecutors.
Anderson was convicted of murder last month and was sentenced Monday by Judge Matthew Sciarrino.
“He has now been sentenced to a well-deserved prison sentence for this senseless killing of the young mother of his two children, who are now left to grow up without either parent,” Acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez said.