South Carolina man gets life in robbery shooting death

October 20, 2017

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in a robbery shooting death more than two years ago.

Local media outlets reported that 42-year-old Ricky Lamont Esaw of Lexington County was sentenced Thursday in the 2015 death of 45-year-old Hector Vasquez.

Prosecutors say Esaw was convicted of murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, attempted armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Prosecutors say Vasquez was killed in West Columbia. Vasquez’s teenage son was robbed and shot and wounded in the attack.

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