Brandon Jenkins, one of six people charged with murder in a 2011 fatal shooting in St. Stephen, pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder for a negotiated sentence.
Circuit Judge Markley Dennis sentenced him to 24 years on each charge, to run concurrently.
Jenkins, then 22, of Broken Arrow Road in Eutawville, was charged with murder, attempted murder and attempted armed robbery in the Sept. 26, 2011, death of Brittany Aigoro, 21, of St. Stephen.
Sheldon Goodman, 22, of Boundary Road in Eutawville, pleaded to the same charges on May 5 and received a 23-year sentence.
Goodman didn't have a prior record, but Jenkins was charged in 2008 with two counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to the 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office.
Also charged in the case were Goodman's brother, Aveon Goodman, 23, also of Boundary Road, and Jenkins' cousin, Joshua Jenkins, 24, of Torch Road. Aveon Goodman was Aigoro's fiancÚ.
Deanna Shaw, 22, of St. Stephen, who was described as the victim's best friend, and Arnashia Latifah Stokes, 17, of Canty Drive, Santee, were also charged with murder.
Aigoro was shot when a hail of bullets was sprayed into a Russellville Road house during what authorities at the time called a "robbery gone bad." Another man in the house, 25-year-old Kendrick Shirer, also was shot but survived.
Charges are pending for the co-defendants.
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