- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A 60-year-old North Charleston man has been sentenced to just over three years in prison after reaching a deal with prosecutors and pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a 2014 shooting death.

The Post and Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1TdbF7E ) Walter Graham entered the plea late last month in the death of 31-year-old Markay Perez Deveaux.

The victim was shot outside a North Charleston motel on Feb. 10, 2014.

Court documents said Graham was not prosecuted on a murder charge because he was protecting his daughter from a person she was in a relationship with but who was described as violent, controlling and abusive.

A murder conviction would have brought a sentence of at least 30 years.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com


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