SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A man found guilty in the stabbing death of another Duncan man received a 20-year prison sentence.
The Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office said Lawton L. Holloway, 49, was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter by a jury following a five-day trial.
Prosecutors say Holloway stabbed Jeremy Edgar Bell, 33, of Duncan to death in August 2017.
Deputies found Bell with 14 stab wounds on the living room floor of Holloway’s home near Duncan, according to prosecutors.
Holloway was later found with blood stains on his shoes and clothing and claimed he stabbed Bell in self defense.
Prosecutors say Holloway and the victim knew each other and met at a bar hours before heading to Holloway’s home where Bell was attacked. Holloway’s girlfriend was also with the men, but testified she slept through the attack.
Jurors also found Holloway guilty of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.