An Andrews man was convicted by an Horry County jury Thursday in connection to charges from a 2014 fatal shooting in Myrtle Beach.
Antwuan Levon Nelson, 29, was convicted of manslaughter and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to a release from the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. He was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman to 25 years on the manslaughter charge and five years on the weapon charge.
Those sentences are set to run concurrently, the release states, and Nelson will not be eligible for parole until he’s served at least 85 percent of those terms.
Trial testimony stated that on Jan. 27, 2014, Nelson went to Micheal Rogers’ home in order to sell drugs, and a fight erupted when Rogers decided he didn’t want to buy drugs from Nelson, according to the release.
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Nelson left the apartment, went outside, and waited about 45 minutes at the complex for Rogers to leave his apartment, according to the release.
When Rogers came outside, Nelson fired three shots from a AR-15 assault rifle he had in his trunk, the release says. Another bullet was recovered inside a nearby home after it pierced the outside wall.
Nelson also has pending drug indictments in a case at federal court, the release says.