CHARLESTON — A second defendant charged in the shooting death of a teenager in Charleston has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in exchange for his cooperation in prosecuting the man accused of the murder.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reported 29-year-old Bryan Latrell Rivers pleaded guilty Friday to voluntary manslaughter, attempted armed robbery and possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
Rivers had faced a murder charge in the June 16, 2012, shooting outside a West Ashley bar.
Four people were charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Marley Lion, who authorities say was sleeping in his vehicle outside the nightclub when he was killed.
Earlier this month, 33-year-old Julius Perrell Brown pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, attempted armed robbery and obstruction of justice. Two others are awaiting trial.