Danville Man Pleads Guilty in 2012 Slaying
Danville Man Pleads Guilty in 2012 Slaying

A Danville man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in the 2012 shooting death of another man.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that 34-year-old Derrick Miller entered his plea Friday to a charge of first-degree murder- great bodily harm and was immediately sentenced by a Vermilion County judge.

Miller pleaded guilty in the December 2012 slaying of Scotty Polk. Prosecutors contended that the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the two men.

The paper reports that Miller will be credited for the 322 days he has been in custody but must serve the entire 30-year sentence.