Loris man sentenced to 30 years in Little River murder

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) A Loris man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the death of a Little River man.

The suspect John Lee Monroe Scott, 30, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to the murder of Johnny Ray Caulder, 51, of Little River, SC.

Authorities say Scott slashed Caulder's throat and stole his cigarettes after an argument in a parking lot in November 2010.

Charges are pending for another man who knew the murder was going to happen but didn't do anything about it, according to officials.

Jeffrey Michael Landacre was charged with accessory after the fact of murder. Landacre is accused of knowing that Caulder was going to be assaulted and is also said to be aware of Scott's plans to kill Caulder but didn't do anything to stop his death or call the authorities.

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