On February 13th, 2020, three Black males invaded the home of Sabrina Lowery, 21, in Belton, South Carolina. Lowery was 37 weeks pregnant at the time. During the home invasion, she was shot in her abdomen. Sabrina and her unborn baby both died. She left behind a daughter.
Eight months months later, Ronnie Gaddis, 28, was arrested and charged with murdering two people. One of his accomplices was shot and killed at the scene of the crime. Another accomplice, Russell Calhoun, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Another person, Marquis Bailey, was charged with planning and directing the home invasion. He was sentenced to fourteen years in prison, but can be paroled much sooner.
Gaddis has now been given a plea deal in which his murder charges were reduced to voluntary manslaughter and causing the death of an unborn baby. He was sentenced to fifteen years, one half the maximum penalty for voluntary manslaughter. He is eligible for parole in 12.75 years.