Former fugitive gets 18 years in prison for 2013 shooting death

Emanuel Belton pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Montgomery County court. (WDTN Photo/Josh Ames)
Emanuel Belton pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Montgomery County court. (WDTN Photo/Josh Ames)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man accused of killing his sister’s fiance was sentenced Friday for a 2013 shooting death.

Emanuel Belton, Jr., 31, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of Terrance Williams in Miami Township.

In July Belton was indicted by a grand jury and faced charges including murder, felonious assault, and aggravated burglary. He was arrested in January 2015 after spending two years on the run. U.S. Marshals found him in Nashville, Tennessee.

Belton was accused of forcing his way into his sister’s Miami Township apartment in January 2013 then shooting her fiance, Terrance Williams to death. Tips to Crime Stoppers helped lead marshals to him.

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