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Broward Man Accepts 30 Years For Murder Charge In Plea Deal

A Broward County man charged with shooting and killing a Memorial Hospital Miramar employee in his car in the facility's parking lot was sentenced to 30 years behind bars Tuesday.

According to NBC Miami, under a negotiated plea with prosecutors, the 46-year old accused man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the July 16, 2009 shooting of his wife's suspected lover.

Prosecutors said the accused had learned two days earlier that his wife was having an affair with the alleged victim.

According to police, a Miramar officer was working an off-duty detail at the hospital at 1901 Southwest 172nd Street when he heard shots fired around 4:45 a.m.

The officer found the 55-year-old alleged victim, a cook in the hospital's kitchen, in his car in the east parking lot, suffering from gunshot wounds.

An investigation led police to the accused, who was identified as a suspect through surveillance video. Prosecutors said a palm print on the alleged victim's car also matched Gutierrez.

Under 10-20-Life, the accused will serve a minimum of 25 years of day-for-day time under the deal because it is alleged that a person was seriously injured or killed as a result of the discharging of a firearm.