COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A man in Columbus County will spend up to six years in prison for killing a man with a golf club last year.
According to officials, Larry Simmons and his mother's boyfriend Phillip Ikner were arguing at home in Nakina in January 2011.
Deputies say Simmons hit Ikner with a blow that knocked him over, causing him to hit his head on a table. Ikner was taken to a hospital in Whiteville, where he later died.
Simmons was sentenced in court Monday for voluntary manslaughter.