After Ron Santa McCray shot and killed the brother of a former NFL player in 2009, Christopher Cleggett helped him get away from the scene, according to prosecutors.
Cleggett, 48, of Goose Creek pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of murder and was sentenced Thursday in a Moncks Corner courtroom to four years in prison and five years probation for his involvement in the case.
After McCray, 47, of Wando killed 30-year-old Reginald Porcher, Cleggett drove McCray away from the scene, according to 9th Circuit Deputy Solicitor Bryan Alfaro.
A jury found McCray guilty of murder in November 2012, when he was sentenced to life in prison.
Porcher was the brother of Robert Porcher III, a former all-pro NFL player for the Detroit Lions.
"Our family chain has been broken, not by sickness, old age, but by Ron McCray," Robert Porcher said during McCray's trial two years ago. "The impact of such an unexpected death has posed tremendous sadness on our family."
McCray used a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun to kill Reginald Porcher on Sept. 16, 2009, on Jack Primus Road, off Clements Ferry Road, according to prosecutors.
Reginald Porcher was hanging out with friends and family when McCray went looking for him with the gun in hand, Alfaro said.
The pair had known each other for years.
When Reginald Porcher tried to get away from McCray, five pellets from the buckshot went through his truck's rear window and hit him in the back and shoulder, according to prosecutors.
McCray walked over to Reginald Porcher and kicked and spit on him, Alfaro said during the trial.
McCray said he had gone looking for Porcher that day to talk to him about an accusation involving a former girlfriend that had been made against Porcher. He claimed Porcher reached for something in his truck and he shot at him in self-defense.
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