A man has been found guilty in the hit-and-run death of a popular University of South Carolina professor more than three years ago.
William Caughman was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The State newspaper reports evidence at his trial this week showed Caughman was the driver of a pickup the night of February 21st, 2010, that collided with a motorcycle driven by 36-year-old Toby Morriss.
According to testimony, Caughman (pictured) fled the scene on Knox Abbott Drive, hid the pickup under a tarp and bought a new vehicle.
The pickup was found later after a Crimestoppers tip.
Morriss, an adjunct professor of photography at USC, died seven days after the collision due to complications from the incident.
The newspaper says Morriss had come to Columbia as a refugee from Hurricane Katrina.