• York man gets 17 years for killing friend angry about 'playing with a gun'


    YORK, S.C. - 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.

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

    Rock Hill Herald

    (Brandon McMoore)

    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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