PHOENIX — A man who had claimed self-defense in the shooting death of a man in a Phoenix drive-thru lane has been
sentenced to eight years in prison.
A jury last November acquitted Cordell Jude of second-degree murder but
convicted him of reckless manslaughter in the 2012 death of 29-year-old Daniel
Judge John Ditsworth of Maricopa County Superior Court sentenced Jude on
The confrontation occurred when Adkins walked with his dog through a restaurant
parking lot and stepped around a blind corner in front of Jude’s car, forcing
Jude to brake suddenly.