Man sentenced to 40 years in prison for Rock Hill shooting death


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YORK, South Carolina — A Rock Hill man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a man earlier this year.

The Herald of Rock Hill reported ( ) that 20-year-old Abbdul Omar Emmanuel had pleaded guilty in July to voluntary manslaughter and other crimes in the January shooting death of 25-year-old Michael Giddens.

Emmanuel was sentenced Monday in York.

Prosecutors said Emmanuel and some high school students had gone to buy drugs from a man with Giddens and found Giddens in a chair with a sawed-off shotgun. They say Emmanuel shot Giddens and ran.

Information from: The Herald,

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