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Spartanburg Man Sentenced In "Stand Your Ground" Case

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Updated: June 18, 2013

The man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to an indictment alleging felon in possession of a firearm in a shooting was sentenced to 78 months in prison.

Investigators say Douglas Lamar Williams, 30, of Spartanburg shot and killed two would-be burglars outside of his girlfriend's apartment last April.

Posted: February 20, 2013

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Columbia says Douglas Lamar Williams of Spartanburg pled guilty Wednesday afternoon in federal court to a federal indictment alleging felon in possession of a firearm in a shooting that happened in April 2012.

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says evidence presented showed just after midnight on April 7th, 2012, Williams shot and killed two would-be burglars outside his girlfriend's apartment in Spartanburg County.

The evidence showed Williams returned to his girlfriend's vehicle and told her to call 911.  Williams then told law enforcement he had the gun and admitted to shooting the two people.

The judge in the case accepted Williams' plea and will sentence him after she has reviewed a pre-sentence report prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Nettles says Williams faces a maximum term of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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