WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to firing a gun into a car in 2013 and killing a man inside as he waited for a friend outside an apartment complex.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports 33-year-old William Darius Aikens Jr. pleaded guilty in a Forsyth County court on Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter, possession of a firearm by a felon and discharging a firearm into an occupied car while in operation. He was sentenced to a maximum of 10 years, three months in prison.

Aikens was indicted for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Michael Denard Brutan on Aug. 25, 2013. A prosecutor said Aikens fired six shots into Bruton’s car. Two bullets hit Bruton, who drove his car a short distance before crashing into a tree stump.


Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

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