BUFFALO, N.Y. - He was never charged with her murder, but the killing of an Amherst man's fiancee has led to a 60-year prison sentence.
48-year-old Ronald Epps got the sentence today from U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara for drug trafficking, felony possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
The body of his fiancee Angela Moss was found on Armor Road in Orchard Park in 2009. She had been shot in the head near her car after leaving work.
Several days later, Epps tried to collect on a $100,000 life insurance policy for Moss. He never received any of the money.
Epps was also convicted of setting fire to the couple's Amherst apartment and the apartment next door a year after the killing, and just two months after taking out an insurance policy on the apartment.
Epps was never charged with Moss' murder, but prosecutors had to prove that he killed her to get him convicted of his fraudulent life insurance claim.