COLUMBIA, SC — A man arrested last year after shooting and killing one and critically wounding another in lower Richland County will spend his life in prison, officials say.
Jabriel Singleton, 21, was found guilty of murder and attempted murder after a week-long jury trial held at the Richland County courthouse, spokeswoman for the 5th Circuit Solicitors Office Nicole Holland said early Saturday.
In January 2012, Singleton was arrested inside a Richland County motel room after an extensive search and charged with the shooting death of Dashawn Jones, 24. He was also charged with shooting Jonathan Frazier, 25, as the three sat in an SUV in Hopkins.
Prosecutors say both victims had been shot numerous times, Holland said.
Singleton had agreed to sell the two marijuana and an Xbox video game console. Singleton knew the two victims after spending time with them in a Hopkins recording studio.
Singleton was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Jones and given 30 years for the attempted murder of Frazier, by Judge Knox McMahon.