Upshaw Sentenced In Court


By Sarah Cantey

 A Troy woman accused of killing her boyfriend is sentenced in a Pike county court. Tiffany Upshaw was sentenced to 10 years in prison on a manslaughter charge for the death of Melvin Scott.

This will be a split sentence; meaning she will only have to serve nine months in a county jail, and then serve four years probation.
She was arrested in July when Scott was found dead. She entered a manslaughter plea earlier this month.
Witnesses told a judge it all started after an argument over money between Tiffany Upshaw and her on-again off-again boyfriend Melvin Scott. Upshaw went to the apartment to get away  from Scott, but he showed up and the two began arguing over money in her purse.
Upshaw says they both reached for her gun that had fallen out of the purse, but she got to it first. Three shots were fired, one hitting a man trying to break up the fight and another struck Scott, killing him.
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