Man sentenced to 30 years for murder

A judge sentenced Willie Waldo Morrison to 30 years in prison Wednesday morning for the murder of Jesse Barr, 56, in March 2012. Barr was shot at his home on Antonio Street in Latta.

Barr was able to walk to a neighbor's home after the shooting and identified Morrison as the suspect to both the neighbor and police before he died.

Court officials say Morrison asked Barr's family to forgive him during his sentencing hearing Wednesday morning at the Dillon County Courthouse.

He has to serve at least 85% of his prison sentence before he's eligible for parole.