Guilty Plea: Man gets up to 20 years in death of veteran

A judge in Fayetteville has sentenced a man to up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in the 2013 shooting death of a Navy veteran.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1TeywC6 ) that 23-year-old Kourtney Reed entered the plea Thursday to charges of second-degree murder, armed robbery, conspiracy and kidnapping.

Reed was charged in the Sept. 2013 kidnapping and shooting death of 27-year-old Errol Williams, a Navy vet.

Police say Williams was kidnapped at gunpoint from a convenience store, forced to drive to another location and shot as he tried to escape. Reed was later found in a home in St. Pauls and fell through the ceiling trying to hide from officers.

Two other men are charged in Williams' death and both face the death penalty if convicted.


Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com