Accomplice in Rock Hill botched drug deal killing sentenced to 10 years

An accomplice in an armed robbery turned killing during a Rock Hill drug deal in January was sentenced to 10 years and three months in prison Tuesday, a day after the shooter was sent to prison for 40 years.

Dontavion White, 18, pleaded guilty in May to accessory to the killing after the fact and conspiracy to buy marijuana in the death of Michael Giddens, 25, in an incident on Cedar Grove Lane. Abbdul Emmanuel, 20, the shooter described by police and prosecutors as one of Rock Hill’s most violent felons, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and a slew of other charges from the drug deal and several other shooting crimes.

Charges remain pending against a third defendant, Maurice Burris.

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