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Teen pleads guilty, sentenced in 2012 Anderson shooting death

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Deangelo Gantt (File) Deangelo Gantt (File)
Redmond Donald (File) Redmond Donald (File)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The teen charged with murder in the 2012 shooting death of then-19-year-old Redmond "Redd" Donald pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in an Alford plea on Tuesday.

Deangelo Gantt, 19, was arrested in May 2012, nearly three months after police found Donald lying on the sidewalk near Kennedy and Hampton Streets in Anderson, bleeding from gunshot wounds.

Witnesses said the gunman fired seven shots at Donald as he walked along Hampton Street the night of Feb. 15, 2012.

The gunman then sped away in a car as Donald ran toward his grandmother's house, but collapsed before reaching his destination. Donald died at 9:15 p.m.

Judge J. Mark Hayes sentenced Gantt to 25 years suspended to 12 years in prison with 5 years probation.

"The evidence in this case fully supports today's guilty plea," said Solicitor Chrissy Adams. "This plea and the sentence handed down by Judge Hayes takes a violent man off the streets of our community and ensures he will spend more than a decade in prison."

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