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Shooter Sentenced to 30 Years for Murder

Lexington, SC (Staff Writer) Jeffrey O. Kight, Jr., age 23, pled guilty to murder for the shooting death of William Rush Falls, age 56. The guilty plea took place on Monday, following jury qualifications, as the Solicitor’s Office was prepared to begin the murder trial in Lexington County.

The shooting occurred around 6:45 am on March 13, 2013 when the victim was shot while inside his residence located at 115 Emma Drive in Lexington.

Upon arrival at the scene, C.S.I. Detective Mike Phipps of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department recovered video from a surveillance system positioned in the yard of the victim’s home. The video surveillance recording depicted a lone shooter approaching a kitchen window of the victim’s home and then pointing a long gun into the window frame. The investigation determined that a single shot was fired through the window and fatally wounded Falls.

During the course of the investigation, law enforcement learned that Kight had stolen the murder weapon two days earlier during a burglary on

, a parallel street next to Emma Drive. Ballistics testing conducted by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (S.L.E.D.) determined that the .12 gauge

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