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Man gets 37 years for killing elderly Belton man

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Walter Alley listens to testimony at a hearing in Anderson. (Feb. 5, 2013/FOX Carolina) Walter Alley listens to testimony at a hearing in Anderson. (Feb. 5, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Glenn Craft (Family Photo) Glenn Craft (Family Photo)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A man was sentenced to 37 years in prison Tuesday for killing an elderly Belton man during a burglary in 2011.

Walter Alley pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, in the shooting death of 86-year-old Glenn Craft.

On July 18, 2011, Craft's body was found at his Trail Road home by a Meals On Wheels volunteer. The next day, Alley turned himself in and confessed to shooting Craft, according to prosecutors.

During Tuesday's hearing, a psychologist testified that a car crash in 2000 left Alley with a severe brain injury, mild retardation and a mood disorder.

Prosecutors said Alley will be sent to the state Department of Mental Health before being transferred to the Department of Corrections to serve his entire sentence.

Alley was among four people charged in connection with Craft's death.

Charlie Robinson, Holly Whitfield and Craft's great-grandson Charles Bell II, were also charged in the case. Their charges are still pending.

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