Teen gets 50-year sentence in nightclub shooting

19-year-old convicted of second-degree murder in July

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OCALA, Fla. - A north Florida man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for fatally shooting another man outside a nightclub.

A Marion County judge sentenced 19-year-old Roderick Mitchell on Wednesday. He was convicted in July of second-degree murder.

Authorities say Mitchell fatally shot Daniel Davis Jr. outside the Gracie's Cougar Lounge in January 2011 after Davis was talking to Mitchell's girlfriend.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that Mitchell testified that Davis was coming toward him, and he fired in self-defense.

Other witnesses testified that Davis was drunk but not threatening anyone.

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