Christopher Parker, murder suspect. (WRDW-TV / Jan. 31, 2012)
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) -- An Aiken man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the killing of a teen whose body was found buried in a shallow grave.
The Aiken Standard reports Saturday that 26-year-old Christopher Parker was sentenced after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
Authorities said 18-year-old Huran Dix was shot in January 2012 over a stolen income check.
His body was found after a witness found his hat in woods near New Ellenton. Deputies followed a trail of blood from the hat to the shallow grave where Dix's body was found.
Prosecutors said the two men were in an SUV with several others when a sawed-off shotgun went off in Parker's hands, striking Dix.
(The Associated Press, 2013)
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