A South Carolina man was sentenced this week for the shooting death of a teenager killed in the woods last year. Sixteen-year-old Joshua Gainey was shot and killed on October 2, 2008. Now, more than a year later, 53-year-old Dennis Hall of Rowesville has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for shooting Gainey while he was hunting in the woods.
The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports Gainey was also hunting when he was shot. On that day, Hall was hunting, heard something in the bushes, fired his gun, and reportedly ran home. That something turned out to be Gainey. Prosecutors say Hall never came forward about the shooting, but it was linked back to him when investigators found the gunshot shell. Hall is now sentenced to four years in prison.