– Sentenced to 25 Years –
Accused murderer, Fredrick Dale Harvey, Jr., 27, of Allendale, SC, pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter as part of a plea agreement, Wed., Aug. 14, at the Edgefield Court House. Harvey was originally charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime for the Aug. 19, 2012 murder of Marshall Butler, Jr., 33, of Johnston.
Harvey’s sentencing came just days shy of a year from the night he shot and killed Butler at the former Executive Car Care. The two had attended a party at the location when Harvey shot Butler twice in the head. Butler died at the scene.
A second person, Tomekia Miller, 31, of Aiken, was also charged with accessory after the fact in this case. She is still awaiting trial.
Our prior reporting: Murder in Edgefield County – Suspect in Custody