CALDWELL -- A Melba woman who killed a man after going home with him from a Nampa bar was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday.

Nicole Kirtley, 35, will be eligible for parole after nine years.

She shot and killed 59-year-old George Richardson Jr. at his rural Nampa home and stole his Jeep in February 2013. Police found the Jeep submerged in the Snake River with a rock on the gas pedal about two miles from Richardson s house.

A cab driver saw the pair leaving a bar together the night before Richardson was killed, and another witness spotted Kirtley leaving Richardson s house the next morning.

Prosecutors say she also admitted the killing to another inmate in the Ada County Jail.

Kirtley pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in January as part of a plea deal. She was originally charged with second-degree murder for the killing.

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