SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A Spartanburg man received a 30-year prison sentence on Wednesday for the murder of his girlfriend.

According to the Solicitors Office, Michael Goode, Jr., 50, pleaded guilty to murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime on Wednesday at the Cherokee County Courthouse.

Goode shot Mildred Susanne Motes, 34, to death on May 16, 2019, outside of a Massey Road home following a domestic dispute, deputies said.

In an interview with Cherokee County Sheriff’s investigators, Goode claimed to have accidentally shot Motes with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Goode is not eligible for parole or early release.