BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in prison for the death of his sister-in-law.
Joseph Alexander Howard plead guilty on Thursday to involuntary manslaughter in the April 21, 2009 death of 19-year-old Hanna Tyus.
According to investigators, Howard was playing with a revolver when he shot and killed Tyus. Tyus died after she was shot in the back of the head at an apartment in Hanahan.
Police say Howard and a teen with him did not call 911, but tried to drive her to a Charleston hospital.