ST. LOUIS - Ray Ellis was sentenced to life in prison for the death of Monica Sykes.
A St. Louis County judge handed him that sentence to the 29-year-old for a murder he committed two years ago.
Ellis was found guilty of shooting his ex-girlfriend 25-year-old Monica Sykes in the back of the head, then dumping her body in a deserted field in Kinloch.
He then torched her car to destroy evidence.
He was convicted in September on charges of second-degree murder, armed criminal action, and evidence tampering. Court documents say Ellis confessed to a witness that he shot Sykes inside of his car and dragged her body into a field.
Court documents also say Ellis asked how to burn a car. On November 4, 2016, his car was found burning.
The judge ordered Ellis to serve 11 years for trying to destroy evidence and for armed criminal action.