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Man sentenced to 30 years in SC clinic shooting

Jul 28, 2010 5:52:00 PM - thestate.com
A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting and killing his pregnant girlfriend at a medical clinic.

Solicitor Chrissy Adams says James Baskerville was sentenced in Walhalla on Wednesday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and causing the death of 29-year-old Karla Benson's fetus.

Adams says Benson broke off a relationship with Baskerville in June 2009. The two had met at Oconee Memorial Hospital, where they had worked as custodians, and Baskerville thought he was the father of Benson's child.

Authorities say Benson went to the clinic where Baskerville worked to get money from him. An hour later, the owner of the business found Benson bleeding from a gunshot to the head. Baskerville shot himself in the head and shoulder at the clinic.

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