- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - A Wagener man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the shooting death of a Lexington woman last year.

The Aiken Standard reported (https://bit.ly/1qIE9JK) that 32-year-old Ricardo Levon Williams pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Tuesday.

Williams originally was charged with murder in the Sept. 12 death of 25-year-old Kerry Eck.

Prosecutor Strom Thurmond Jr. said Eck and a friend had driven to Wagener to buy drugs from Williams. Thurmond says at some point, there was an argument and Eck was shot during a struggle over Williams‘ gun.

Thurmond says Williams called Aiken County sheriff’s deputies to report that he had accidentally shot someone and wished to turn himself in to deputies.


Information from: Aiken Standard, https://www.aikenstandard.com

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