Herbert Jordan Richardson pled guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter on April 15, in the death of his roommate, Randall Burkett, in November 2012, according to the 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office.
Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman sentenced Richardson to 20 years.
Richardson stabbed Burkett at the apartment they shared on Chester Street in Myrtle Beach.
Richardson was originally charged with Murder.
Burkett died from multiple organ trauma as result from a stabbing, according to an autopsy, and he appeared to suffer from blunt trauma before being stabbed.