A Florida woman thought that she could make her cheating husband jealous by claiming that she was having an affair with another man. Her plan, it seems, worked, but resulted in tragedy.
Derrick Frazier, 34, shot Daquan Randolph, 30, following an argument in November 2016. Frazier's wife was talking to Randolph outside of a home when Frazier pulled up in his pickup truck. He walked up to Randolph and then shot him in the chest, the Miami Herald reports.
The victim died at the scene.
Homicide detective Jim Curulla told the Bradenton Herald that Frazier's wife claimed her husband was seeing another woman and she "was trying to make him jealous so she made up a relationship with Mr. Randolph."
Frazier allegedly gave several accounts of the crime when questioned by detectives, including one in which he was never at the scene. In another version, he claimed that there was a struggle and the victim had a firearm. The evidence from the Medical Examiner and eyewitness accounts, including from the wife, contradicted this.
Frazier was charged with second-degree murder and faced life in prison if convicted. On Wednesday, he accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to seven years in prison followed by five years of probation in exchange for a plea of no contest to manslaughter, according to the Miami Herald.
The victim's wife, Rosemary Randolph, was outraged by the reduced sentence.
"Seven years isn't enough because we have to live the rest of our lives without my husband, their father, the rest of their lives," she said, according to The Herald. "His child gets to talk to him ... afterward his wife gets to reconnect with him. What about me? That was my husband, my husband."
[Photo: Manatee County Sheriff's Office]