Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- A Summerville man who killed a man in his Orangeburg County home after an argument in January will spend 15 years in prison.
The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that 34-year-old Demetrius Perry pleaded guilty this week to voluntary manslaughter.
Prosecutors say Perry shot 51-year-old Silas Williams in the pelvis with a shotgun at a Vance home on Jan. 26.
Deputies never figured out why the argument escalated to gunfire. Perry was originally charged with murder, but prosecutors say they accepted the plea deal to a lesser charge because the men had been violent with each other before and Williams had threated to hurt Perry.
(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)