Florence man gets 20 years for killing brother

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A Florence man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting and killing his younger brother last summer.

The Morning News of Florence reported that 59-year-old Bobby Marion Shaw was sentenced Monday for the shooting last August at their mother’s home.

Fifty-four-year-old Robert Leon Shaw was killed following a heated argument about a telephone charger.

Bobby Marion Shaw originally was charged with murder. Prosecutors allowed him to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter at the request of his mother and surviving brother.

Shaw gets credit for the time served in jail while awaiting trial.


Information from: Morning News, http://www.scnow.com

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