Man gets 25 years for killing man he was trying to rob in Greenville

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GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – A Greenville man was sentenced to 25 years for killing a man he was trying rob, according to Solicitor Walt Wilkins.

Angelo Horace Taylor, 21, pled guilty on Sept. 19 to Attempted Armed Robbery and Involuntary Manslaughter.

He was originally charged with Murder.

He will serve at least 85% of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.

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Assistant Solicitor Elizabeth Major said Taylor approached the vehicle on December 5, 2015.

The victim, Jermaine Travez Cureton, 23, was sitting inside his vehicle when Taylor pointed the gun at him and demanded his belongings.

Taylor shot the victim twice in the torso, according to the solicitor’s office.

He later died at the hospital.

Police say Cureton was dropped off at the hospital by two people.

One of those people was Devashio Demetrius Brown, according to police.

He was arrested and accused of failing to report a crime.

Court records show Brown’s charge was dismissed in 2018.

Taylor ran, but was arrested later that day at an apartment complex, according to the report.

They say police found the gun just outside the apartment where he was arrested.

There was another person who was originally charged with murder in the killing.

Justus Ta’Kuma Robinson pled guilty to Misprison of a Felony (neglect in reporting a crime) in July 2017 and sentenced to 8 years.

The sentence was suspended to time served and 5 years of probation.

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