Man gets 18 years for death of ex-girlfriend's mother

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 24-year-old man was given an 18 year sentence for the death of his ex-girlfriend's mother.

Court officials say Kevin Herriott accepted a plea for voluntary manslaughter in the June 2010 death of 50-year-old Joyce Dupree.

Charleston Police said Herriott got into a dispute with his girlfriend in the early morning hours of July 24, 2010 at a home on Norman Street in downtown.

Police say Herriott shot his ex-girlfriend's mother, Dupree, and a man during the dispute.

Investigators say Herriott surrendered that afternoon with the support of a family member and his pastor.

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