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Prison ordered for woman charged in co-worker's slaying

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TAYLOR, MI (AP) -

A 49-year-old woman charged in the fatal shooting of a co-worker in a Detroit-area department store has been sentenced to prison.

Sandra Waller was sentenced Tuesday in Taylor District Court to 16 to 40 years in prison, plus two years for using a firearm during a felony. She pleaded guilty this month to second-degree murder and the firearm charge.

In exchange for the plea, a first-degree murder charge was dropped.

Authorities say 49-year-old Lorraine Faison, of Allen Park, was shot once in the chest Oct. 16 following a brief argument at the Burlington store in Taylor. Waller was arrested at the store and a gun was found in her waistband.

Waller apologized to Faison's family before receiving her sentence. She says she has "great sorrow and unceasing anguish."

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