The man who fatally shot his ex-girlfriend then fled town with their child last May pleaded guilty to murder Monday morning in court.
Judge Lee Alford sentenced 29-year-old Carl Eugene White Jr. to 30 years in prison with no parole.
White pleaded guilty to the murder charge as well as a possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a pistol by a convicted person.
Around midnight on May 21, Rock Hill police responded to 234 Robinson Street on reports of a shooting. They found 25-year-old Shrece Charlete Robinson dead in the home’s driveway.
White fled with their 2-year-old son Zaylen, prompting officials to issue an Amber Alert.
Within hours White was stopped by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. A bottle of vodka was found in his hand, according to reports, and Zaylen was in the backseat, standing up and wearing no seatbelt.
White’s blood alcohol level was .15, reports state.
White claimed to police he had had a .38 pistol tucked into his pants when he went to meet Robinson, assistant solicitor Willy Thompson said in court. Robinson reached for the gun, and in the tussle that followed, she was shot twice, White said.
Public defender Phil Smith represented White and told the court that White would change what happened if he could go back in time –– although he wouldn’t change anything that brought he and Robinson’s son into the world.
However, White declined to say anything to the family or the court, despite two of Robinson’s family members speaking through tears about how they forgave him for what happened.
“This is a tragedy all around,” Judge Alford said. “The child needs all the support of a family he can get.”
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