RIDGELAND, SC (WCSC) - A Ridgeland man was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Wednesday for the 2009 murder of a man at a Jasper County nightclub.
Brett Howard, 23, was convicted of murder after a three-day trial. Howard shot and killed 54-year-old Woodrow Brantley at Missy's Place near Ridgeland on December 11, 2009.
Brantley was shooting pool with a friend at the club, when Howard misunderstood the conversation and pulled out a pistol, said witnesses. Howard attempted to fire the gun a number of times, and when it finally fired, he shot Brantley in the face.
The married father died at the scene.