2nd defendant in Charleston teen's death pleads

September 14, 2013 

— 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.

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