Man to serve 30 years for Myrtle Beach 2015 murder

Edward Leon Morris of Georgetown pleaded guilty Monday to one count of murder in the February 2015 shooting death of Garrey Sumter.

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – A Georgetown man will serve 30 years in jail for murdering a man in Myrtle Beach in February 2015.

Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson announced Monday that Edward Leon Morris of Georgetown pleaded guilty Monday to one count of murder in the February 2015 shooting death of Garrey Sumter, whose body was found in the parking lot of Denny’s in Myrtle Beach, said Senior Assistant Solicitor Lauree Richardson.

She along with Assistant Solicitor Tom Terrell prosecuted the case for the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

“We would like thank the officers of the Myrtle Beach Police Department for all their hard work and dedication to the case, and the officers with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and Greenville Police Department for their assistance,” Richardson said. “We appreciate the long hours and dedication of these officers to bring justice to families and victims.”

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