Man sentenced to three years in prison for woman's death

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.

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