The man who kidnapped and killed Gabbiee Swainson will spend the next 30 years in prison for his actions, after negotiating a deal with authorities.
In front of a packed Richland County courtroom, Freddie Grant, 53, agreed to plead guilty and accept sentences of 30 years on charges of kidnapping and murder in return for showing authorities where the 15-year-old’s body was buried.
He faced up to life in prison.
Prosecutors also agreed to drop charges against Grant’s daughter as part of the deal.
Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson and Richland County Leon Lott, the two men responsible for the agreement with Grant, were in attendance to explain the process behind the negotiations.
Johnson said he and Lott began mulling approaching Grant’s attorney, a public defender, after the sheriff came to the conclusion that searchers may never find the Ridge View High School student.
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