SUMTER, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - A man whom prosecutors say ordered gang members to kill those in rival gangs when they answered the door at a Sumter apartment complex has been sentenced to life in prison.
The Item newspaper reports a jury found 29-year-old Mickey Johnson guilty Thursday of accessory before the fact to murder.
Prosecutors say in 2011, Johnson ordered members of his gang to go to apartments where rival gang members lived, knock on doors and shoot the first man who came to the door.
Authorities say that led to the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Adrian Davis after his girlfriend answered the door.
Johnson's lawyer says he plans to appeal because he thinks the jury judged Johnson's gang membership and not whether he had anything to do with the actual killing.