A Lexington County man was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison for killing his friend in a dispute over the annual South Carolina-Clemson football game. James Quick pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the November 26, 2006 death of 43 year old Richard Johnson. Johnson died of a single gunshot would to th chest from a high-powered rifle. Prosecutors say the Lexington residents hunted together that morning, then drank beer and watched the game. Quick and Johnson had earlier bet $20 on the game. Quick picked the game winner that day South Carolina, while Johnson wagered on Clemson. Authorities say Quick and Johnson later got into an argument. During the altercation, Quick went to his car and got his hunting rifle and shot Johnson.
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