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Man gets 30 years in prison in South Carolina shooting death

November 7, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty in a South Carolina shooting death on Mother’s Day of 2015 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported 24-year-old Richard Dara Simmons was sentenced in the shooting death of 36-year-old Dena Brown.

Prosecutors say Brown was the mistaken victim during a gunfight in North Charleston.

Simmons gets credit for the three years he’s spent in jail. He had pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder in January.

Investigators say there had been a shootout between occupants of two cars and that Brown’s car looked like one of those involved in the shootout.

Kenneth Lamont Robinson Jr. was convicted of murder in February and sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Charges are pending against Keon Marquell Cortez Anderson.

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

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