- Associated Press - Monday, January 23, 2017

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty in a 2014 Wilmington-area shooting death.

Local media outlets reported that Demarius Kelly of Ogden pleaded guilty in New Hanover County Court to second-degree murder.

Nineteen-year-old Harry Eason was shot to death following an argument.

Kelly’s was sentenced Monday to between 24 years and 30 years in prison.

Investigators say two friends had argued over a dirt bike when Kelly fired. A female friend told officers she say Kelly shoot Eason in the head and then shoot him again as he fell to the ground.

Kelly was originally charged with first-degree murder, second-degree burglary, breaking and entering, theft of a motor vehicle, assault on a female and three counts of possession of a stolen gun. The other charges were dropped.

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