Man in love triangle gets 22 years for killing teacher

Man in love triangle gets 22 years for killing teacher
Court documents say Shaw meant to kill a man, Alex Novak, who was previously involved with Shaw’s lover. (Source: Gray Media)

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Utah man who was in a love triangle and mistakenly killed a Virginia elementary school teacher has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Ed Shaw was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in October to second-degree murder in the death of Caroline Hendrix. Shaw fatally shot Hendrix on New Year’s Eve 2017.

Court documents say Shaw meant to kill a man, Alex Novak, who was previously involved with Shaw’s lover.

Shaw attempted to kill Novak on New Year’s Eve 2017 but instead fatally shot Hendrix, who was a long-time friend of Novak’s. She was sitting in Novak’s car when Shaw shot her.

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