NAMPA, Idaho -

A Melba woman will spend between nine and 30 years in prison in the shooting death of a 59-year-old Nampa man.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that District Judge George Southworth sentenced 35-year-old Nicole Kirtley Tuesday to 15 years in prison with nine years fixed for involuntary manslaughter.

He gave also Kirtley a 15-year indeterminate sentence for use of a deadly weapon while committing a felony.

Kirtley pleaded guilty in January in the February 2013 slaying of George Richardson Jr.

Authorities found Richardson dead with multiple gunshot wounds. Kirtley had left a bar with Richardson earlier and was taken into custody shortly afterward.

Authorities say Kirtley killed Richardson and stole his Jeep Wrangler, which was later found partially submerged in the Snake River two miles from Kirtley's home.