ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A British man was sentenced Monday for the 2008 murder of an Albany man at a traffic light after a Dougherty County judge accepted his plea, according to Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards.
Neil Adam Smith was sentenced for the fatal shooting of Cleveland Carter, Jr. on February 14, 2008, while they were stopped at a red light at the intersection of West Gordon and South Magnolia Street.
Smith, a British native, fled to to London, England after the shooting to escape but was brought back by Federal Marshals.
Edwards said Smith was indicted in 2015 after he was found.
Judge Denise Marshall accepted his plea and sentenced him to 20 years in prison.