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Jacksonville man sentenced to 30 years in prison in the 2021 killing of his girlfriend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville man convicted of killing his girlfriend was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday.

Action News Jax has been following North Pridgen’s case since September 2021.

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He pleaded guilty to murder in February.

His girlfriend Teresa Gorczyca was found dead in a drainage ditch in the Sutton Lakes neighborhood.

Teresa Gorcyza

Pridgen reached out to a witness who he confessed to that he strangled Gorczyca and hid her body.

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