Man gets 8 years in Horry shooting death

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A Conway man has pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery in the 2009 shooting death of a Myrtle Beach man.

Thirty-year-old Christopher Lee McDonald pleaded guilty this week in exchange for prosecutors dropping other charges, including murder, kidnapping and burglary.

Circuit Judge George James sentenced McDonald to eight years in prison.

Twenty-year-old Antonio Grate was shot to death during a home invasion at an apartment in Myrtle Beach.

Two other men have pleaded guilty to charges in the case. Twenty-five-year-old Alex Antwain Graham was sentenced to 17 years in prison in November for a voluntary manslaughter plea. Twenty-four-year-old Antoine Staffon Days pleaded guilty armed robbery in January and was sentenced to 10-years in prison.

Twenty-two-year-old Lorenzo Herion is serving a 21-year prison sentenced on a voluntary manslaughter plea.

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Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/

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