Carter sentenced to 15 years for January 2013 murder
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -
A Quincy man who admitted to shooting and killing a man last January will spend the next 15 years in prison.
Vince Carter was sentenced Friday at the Adams County Courthouse. Carter pled guilty to second degree murder in the death of Terry Williams.
He does have 30 days to file an appeal.
Carter admitted to shooting and killing Williams with a small handgun on January 3, 2013 after an altercation between the two inside an apartment near 11th and Jersey. Carter fled the scene and was arrested the next day, after a near 20-hour manhunt.
Charges of first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon were dropped as part of a deal with the Adams County State's Attorney Office. He did receive credit for 372 days already served. Carter will not be eligible for parole.
Before Carter was taken away in shackles, he tearfully expressed guilt and remorse for what he had done.
"I am sorry," Carter said. "I didn't mean for this to happen. I didn't wake up that morning and plan this... I'm tormented by this tragedy day and night, which is the real tragedy I must endure."