WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A man who was accused of killing another man in a fight in 2020 pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Tuesday.
Warren Earl Robinson originally was charged with second-degree murder after Terry Lee Jones died after a fight between the two men on Feb. 18, 2020.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, the judge sentenced Robinson to two years in prison. He also received a suspended sentence of 73-100 months and will be on supervised probation for 36 months after he is released from prison.
A spokesperson for the District Attorney’s Office had asked for an active prison sentence of 73-100 months in the case.
Officers responded to the Family Dollar located at 1313 Greenfield Street at approximately 8:15 a.m. on Feb. 18, 2020, in reference to a victim not breathing. Jones was taken to the hospital with severe injuries where he later died.
According to police, witnesses said Robinson was responsible for Jones’ injuries. Officials said a verbal dispute between the two men turned physical, and no weapons were involved in the assault.
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