The North Charleston man accused of fatally choke-holding a Mount Pleasant man over an alleged escort service debt will soon be sentenced for his role in the man’s death.

Kenneth Dyer, 39, pleaded guilty last week to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 43-year-old Robert Weir of Palmetto Hall Boulevard. Dyer faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Involuntary manslaughter means the defendant must have shown negligence, which led to the death of a victim, according to the South Carolina statute.

A judge deferred Dyer’s sentencing to a future date, which has not yet been set.

A coroner ruled Weir died of compressional asphyxia. Weir was found by a neighbor at around 6:40 a.m. on June 21, 2011, in the grass next to the driveway of his Dunes West home.

Dyer was arrested and originally charged with murder. Shara Dawn Greene, 24, of Ladson, was charged with accessory after the fact of murder. Her case remains pending.

According to arrest warrants, Greene had been with Weir between midnight and 1 a.m. June 21 and they began to argue over money owed to Diamond’s Escort Service. The relationship between Dyer and Greene has not been specified.

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