LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Following his sentencing hearing on Wednesday, a man will spend more than 40 years in prison in connection with a woman’s death in Lynchburg in September 2020.

The Lynchburg Police Department says officers were called to the 2100 block of Pocahontas Street shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 17, 2020 for a shooting. When police arrived on the scene, they found a woman dead inside the home who had been shot.

The department later identified the woman as 25-year-old Cansas Carolyn Crotts.

According to police, Kevin O’Neal Allen was identified and arrested on the scene for second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

More than 17 months later, on Feb. 22, court records say Allen pleaded guilty to the following charges in connection with Crotts’ death:

  • Second-degree murder
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  • Discharge of a firearm in an occupied building
  • Two counts of felony child abuse

Then, according to court records, Allen was sentenced on Wednesday, May 18 to a total of 45 years for the following charges:

  • Second-degree murder
    • Sentenced to 40 years with 10 years suspended, for a total of 30 years
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
    • Sentenced to three years
  • Discharge of a firearm in an occupied building
    • Sentenced to 10 years with three years suspended, for a total of seven years
  • First count of felony child abuse
    • Sentenced to five years with five years suspended, for a total of zero years
  • Second count of felony child abuse
    • Sentenced to five years

Following his release, officials say Allen will spend three years under supervised probation.

Note: This story originally said that Allen was sentenced to 40 years instead of 45 years. This has since been corrected.