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4 men sentenced for Scranton man's shooting death

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Matt Lee, Travis Lee, Thomas Vanhoose and David Matthews (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office) Matt Lee, Travis Lee, Thomas Vanhoose and David Matthews (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)

SCRANTON, SC (WMBF) – All four of the men arrested in connection to a Scranton man's shooting death have been sentenced to do time for the crime.

The murder investigation into the death of 39-year-old Jimmy Spring of Scranton led deputies to arrest four people – David Matthews, Thomas Elbert Vanhoose Jr., Matt Dylan Lee and Travis Carlton Lee.

Jimmy Spring was found dead on the floor of his home on Aug. 31, 2010. An autopsy later confirmed Spring died of a gunshot wound to the head. Neighbors in the area said Spring was discovered by his 6-year-old son.

Investigators believe the four men went into Spring's home with an intent to rob him. According to investigators, Spring was shot once in the head after being robbed.

In December of 2011, Thomas Vanhoose Jr pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

On Thursday, Jan. 17, Matt Lee pleaded guilty to conspiracy, accessory before armed robbery and accessory after murder and was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Travis Lee and David Matthews pleaded guilty to accessory before armed robbery and accessory after murder. They were sentenced to 12 years and 10 years in prison, respectively.

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