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Man gets 19 years for fatal robbery of Florida Atlantic University student

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Posted at 8:49 AM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 08:51:11-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for the fatal robbery of a Florida Atlantic University student.

The Palm Beach Post reports that Rodrick Woods was sentenced Tuesday. He previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Woods and four others broke into the off-campus apartment of 19-year-old FAU student Nicholas Acosta in December 2015. Police say one of the other men, Alexander Gillis, shot Acosta twice after ordering him and his girlfriend to the ground.

Gillis was previously sentenced to 48 years in prison, and Donovan Henry received 35 years. Adonis Gillis, who previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, is set to be sentenced in February.

A fifth suspect has not been publicly identified or arrested.