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Yeargin Found Guilty Of 2011 Murder, Gets 60 Year Prison Sentence

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PICKENS, SC - A man from Greenville was found guilty of the 2011 murder of his former roommate, Sean Dinneen.

According to our news coverage partners at the Anderson Independent-Mail, a jury comprised of seven women and five men found Tavish Yeargin, 27, guilty of murder and grand larceny after deliberating for 90 minutes. Judge Robin Stillwell sentenced him to 60 years in prison.
 
The newspaper reports that Yeargin chose not to testify during the three day trial, where his sister Nyia Utsey, and friend, Kayla Williams, testified against him. The jury found the evidence that Yeargin shot Dinneen on September 17, 2011, was overwhelming. 

They determined that he followed Utsey, Williams and Dinneen as they were test driving Dinneen's Pontiac Grand Prix. When they pulled into the parking lot of Crosswell First Baptist Church, Yeargin got out of his vehicle and shot Dinneen with a .22-caliber gun. 

Authorities searched for several days for Yeargin, Williams and Utsey. They were eventually found in Asheville.  Utsey and Williams have each been charged in connection with Dinneen's murder. They have yet to go to trial.

To read the entire article from our news coverage partners at the Anderson Independent-Mail, click here.
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