Man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter in 2017 Colleton Co. shooting

Man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter in 2017 Colleton Co. shooting
Corey Sanders pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday morning (Source: Colleton County Sheriff's Office)

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A man pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday morning in a 2017 deadly shooting in Colleton County.

Corey Niko Sanders, 27, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter after initially being charged with murder in the June 2017 shooting which killed 29-year-old Joseph Jacob Leeman.

He was sentenced to 25 years on the manslaughter charge and another 25 years on the kidnapping charge but the sentences will run concurrently.

On Saturday June 3, 2017, authorities responded to the shooting that occurred at 27 Nunuville Rd. in Walterboro

Deputies responded and located Leeman dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head, they say.

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