CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston man pleaded guilty last week to involuntary manslaughter in the strangulation death of a Mount Pleasant man two years ago.
According to the Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office, 39-year-old Kenneth Dyer pleaded guilty in the June 21, 2011 death of 43-year-old Robert Weir. According to an affidavit, Dyer strangled Weir to death at his home on Palmetto Hall Boulevard in the Dunes West neighborhood.
Weir's body was found in the grass in front of his home by a neighbor. Prosecutors said the scuffle stemmed from a disagreement over money owed to an escort service.
Dyer originally was charged with murder in Weir's death. He could be sentenced to up to five years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set yet, but is expected to be held in the next three weeks.
Shara Dawn Greene, 24, of Ladson is awaiting trial on a charge of accessory after the fact of murder.
Weir's body was found in the grass in front of his home by a neighbor.
Greene was allegedly present at the time of the murder and witnessed Dyer strangle Weird, according to a court affidavit. The affidavit also states that Greene watched Dyer either destroy or attempt to destroy evidence and because she did not come forward with information about the murder, she was charged.