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2 Greenville men sentenced for 2004 shooting death

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Garcia Wilson pleads guilty in court Tuesday. (Dec. 3, 2013/FOX Carolina) Garcia Wilson pleads guilty in court Tuesday. (Dec. 3, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Michael Hockaday (L) and Garcia Wilson. (Source: SCDOC & Greenville Co. Detention Center) Michael Hockaday (L) and Garcia Wilson. (Source: SCDOC & Greenville Co. Detention Center)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Two Greenville men were sentenced on Tuesday on voluntary manslaughter and armed robbery charges dating back to 2004, the solicitor Walk Wilkins announced.

FOX Carolina had a crew in court for where Garcia Wilson pleaded guilty to manslaughter, possession of a deadly weapon during a violent crime and armed robbery, ending the trial that began Monday.

According to investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, Curtis Harmon was found shot to death inside his car on Aug. 29, 2004, after it crashed on Thrift Street near Cherrydale.

The case remained unsolved for nearly six years.

In 2010, investigators said new leads prompted the arrests of 32-year-old Garcia Wilson and 33-year-old Michael Hockaday. Both Wilson and Hockaday were charged with murder, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Hockaday was released to the South Carolina Detention Center, to serve a 20-year sentence in a drug trafficking case. Last week, prosecutors said Hockaday pleaded guilty in connection with  Harmon's death.

Hockaday was expected to testify as a witness for the state during Wilson's trial before Wilson changed his plea.

The solicitor Walk Wilkins announced that Wilson and Hockaday were both sentenced to 10 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter and armed robbery.

The solicitor said Wilson and Hockaday must serve 85 percent of their sentences before becoming eligible for parole.

Harmon's parents were in court Tuesday and said they were upset with Wilson's sentencing.

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