Sumter Halloween shooter sentenced

      Daphne Grinnell, center, and her husband Freddie Grinell Jr. , back, are comforted by victims advocate, Ruth Fowler, front, during the bond hearing of Quentin Patrick at the Sumter-Lee County Detention center, Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, in Sumter, S.C. The convicted felon is accused of gunning down 12-year-old South Carolina trick-or-treater T.J. Darrisaw. His father and 9-year-old brother were wounded. / Courtesy Associated Press

      SUMTER COUNTY -- A Sumter man who killed a 12-year-old boy while trick-or-treating on Halloween night in 2008 was sentenced Monday to more than 16 years in prison on federal weapons charges.

      Quentin Patrick, 23, pleaded guilty in August to shooting an AK-47 through the front of his house when the boy and his family approached.

      Prosecutors say Patrick fired 30 bullets. T.J. Darrisaw was struck 11 times and died. His father and 9-year-old brother were struck twice, but survived.

      Patrick still faces separate state murder and assault charges.