MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - After two hours of deliberation, a dozen jurors found two Latta men guilty for the 2012 drive-by shooting and death of Christian Drawhorn on Friday.
Shaheed Hayes received a life sentence, plus 135 consecutive years. He was convicted of the following charges:
- four counts of attempted murder
- possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime
- discharging firearm into dwelling
Blaton Wakeem Smith was convicted of murder, four counts of attempted murder, and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime. He received a life sentence, plus 125 consecutive years.
Two co-defendants, Willie O'Brian Bethea, of Latta, and Jamie Williams, of Dillon, testified Friday.
Smith and Hayes are expected to be transported to a South Carolina prison on Monday.