A man shot another person in the back of the head as a dispute over a Facebook post turned deadly. Now, the killer will spend decades in prison.
Recently, a judge in South Carolina sentenced Dabry James to 40 years in prison for killing Floyd Stewart Jr. James was convicted of murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, grand larceny and unlawful carrying of a pistol.
James will have no possibility for parole, though he will get credit for 800 days of time served, according to WBTW.
The shooting happened in February 2020 at an apartment complex in Dillon, South Carolina, according to WPDE.
Stewart confronted James about a Facebook post that James posted, according to WPDE.
When Stewart turned to leave after the confrontation, James pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the back of the head, according to WPDE. There was no word on what the Facebook post stated.
Stewart fell to the ground, where James stood over him and shot him four more times.
“The actions of Dabry James are a cancer that must be removed from society,” said Assistant Solicitor Monty Bell during the sentencing, according to WPDE. “This happened in broad daylight. Children were getting off the school bus within sight of the victim’s body.”
James then stole the victim’s car and drove away from the scene, WPDE noted. He was later apprehended by police.
The prosecution asked the judge to sentence James to life in prison. Instead, the killer will spend the next four decades behind bars.
“I’m glad that justice has been served. And that the family finally has justice. This senseless violence will not be tolerated,” Bell said after the conviction, according to WPDE.