SC man sentenced to 27 years in shooting death

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison after being convicted in a shooting death last year.

The Item of Sumter reported that a jury returned a voluntary manslaughter conviction against 28-year-old Jeron Alondo Cook of Sumter on Wednesday.

Cook had been charged with murder in the March 2009 shooting death of 24-year-old William IKeem Blackwell of Sumter. Cook also was convicted of illegal possession of weapons.

He apologized before he was sentenced.

Information from: The Item,

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