- Associated Press - Saturday, April 13, 2019

YORK, S.C. (AP) - A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 17 years in a South Carolina prison after shooting a friend six times who got angry at him for playing with a gun.

Brandon McMoore pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter Thursday as part of a plea deal.

Prosecutors say McMoore shot and killed Darryl Stewart in April 2017 in a Rock Hill home.

Authorities say Stewart got mad at McMoore when McMoore started playing with a gun and threatened to get a weapon himself. McMoore shot Stewart six times as he came out of a bedroom. He was not armed.

McMoore submitted an Alford plea, where he doesn’t admit the crime, but agrees there is overwhelming evidence to convict him.



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