Getaway Driver in Fatal Columbia Break-In Sentenced
A man who was the getaway driver during a home invasion that left another man involved in the crime dead has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
Twenty-three-year-old She'aun Prince was sentenced Monday for first-degree burglary for his role in the April 2014 crime. Prosecutors say Prince drove three other people to the home of Reginald Bentley with the intention of robbing him. Investigators say Prince waited in the car while two people rushed Bentley as he was coming out of the home. Bentley shot the two, killing 44-year-old Derrick Brookins.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Prince's attorney argued that he was pushed into participating in the crime.
One of the two other co-defendants has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The other has a pretrial conference scheduled Monday.