- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - A third man has been convicted of murder in the slaying of an 8-year-old boy on Hilton Head Island nearly three years ago.

Local media outlets report that a Beaufort County jury on Wednesday convicted Aaron Young, Sr. of murder and attempted murder. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Authorities say that Young was involved in a gun fight on Sept. 1, 2012 with two other men who have already been tried and convicted of murder. During the incident, 8-year-old Khalil Singleton was hit and killed by a stray bullet.

The verdict was returned after the jury heard two days of testimony.



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