Montana man sentenced to life in prison for shooting girlfriend to death

Tragic. But it was the last paragraph that caught my eye. Via the AP: 

HELENA, Mont. — A judge has sentenced a 22-year-old Helena man to life in prison in the fatal shooting of the man’s girlfriend last year.

District Judge Kathy Seeley sentenced Skyler Schneider on Thursday after a jury convicted him of deliberate homicide in May in the death of Katherine Elizabeth Spencer, 23.

Prosecutors said Schneider shot Spencer in the head as she sat in a car in July 2017. He then reported the shooting and officers found a 9 mm handgun in the bushes near the car.

Seeley also sentenced Schneider to 10 years in prison for tampering with evidence and ordered him to pay more than $22,000 in restitution to Spencer’s family.

$22,000 restitution for their murdered daughter? Our court system clearly does not understand what restitution is.