A 55-year-old man who shot his girlfriend three times as she ran from her Santee condominium was sentenced Monday to 17 years to life in state prison.
San Diego Superior Court Judge Richard Huffman also fined Herbert Scabery of San Diego $2,000 in the May 28 death of Gayle Neuner, 42.
Scabery had dated Neuner for one year after meeting her at a Santee church's singles group, but was jealous over her spending time with other men, his probation report said.
Scabery pleaded guilty Sept. 20 to second-degree murder. According to Deputy Dist. Atty. Gloria Michaels, Scabery waited for Neuner in her home May 28 with a gun after a church singles group retreat in Yosemite.