A Colleton County man got 50 years in prison Thursday for killing a man who had just picked up a puppy.
Quotteas Nesbitt, 30, was convicted of murder for killing Moray "BoBo" Holmes, 34, outside Chase Lounge on Proctor Street in September of 2012, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office.
Holmes and his wife were on the way home from picking up a puppy at her mother's house when he stopped to greet some friends outside the pool hall. Nesbitt approached Holmes, they exchanged some words, and Nesbitt shot Holmes twice in the back as he walked away.
The incident was caught on videotape, and witnesses identified Nesbitt.
Nesbitt felt that Holmes had disrespected him by not talking to him, prosecutor Tameaka Legette said after the three-day trial.
Nesbitt's criminal record includes convictions for unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, second-degree assault, assault and battery and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, according to the solicitor's office.
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