Spartanburg man admits to killing girlfriend

Michael Goode Jr. pleaded guilty to murder
Michael Goode Jr. pleaded guilty to murder(Cherokee Co. Detention Center)
Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 3:38 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2022 at 3:50 PM EST
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - A Spartanburg man who killed his girlfriend was sentenced to prison time on Wednesday after pleading guilty to her murder.

The body of 34-year-old Mildred Susanne Motes was found on Massey Road in Cherokee County in May 2019.

Investigators said 50-year-old Michael Goode Jr. killed Motes with a 12-gauge shotgun after a domestic dispute and hid the murder weapon. He later told deputies where to find it and a canine was able to locate the shotgun on the shoulder of Crenshaw Road.

Goode pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon during a violent crime in addition to murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

He is not eligible for parole.