Mills gets 20 years for Christmas Day murder - WNCT

Mills gets 20 years for Christmas Day murder

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

One man is going to prison for a Christmas Day murder.

It happened back in 2010. 

3 people are charged and the trial was set to start Monday. But it didn't happen.

Kelly Davonne Mills was supposed to stand trial today. Instead, he pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the shooting death of Danny Tyson.

The judge sentenced Mills to a minimum of 20 years in prison for his part in shooting and killing Tyson on Christmas Day in 2010.

Prosecutors believe Mills was trying to rob Tyson when Mills killed him.

"This is a sad case. This is a dangerous person. He has a history of violent offenses," said Clark Everret prosecutor.

Mills' attorney Philip Lane says he's glad the plea deal went through.

Danny Tyson's friends told 9 On Your Side they still miss their friend, but they're relieved it's all over now.

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