GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - A man, charged with second-degree murder in a wreck that killed his friend, pleaded guilty to lesser charges Wednesday.
According to the Daily Reflector, Omar Solomen Chahid, 20, of Rodney Road in Greenville, was sentenced to 18 to 31 months in jail, after pleading guilty to felonious hit and run and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Chalid, 18 at the time, was driving his car on East Fifth Street in Greenville on March 18, 2011, when he veered off the road and flipped the vehicle over, killing 22-year-old Taylor Weiss, investigator said. Five people were inside the car at the time; three were ejected. Chalid then ran from the scene, police said.
Because of Chahid's guilty plea, charges of felony second-degree murder, driving while impaired, driving after consuming under 21 and driving with his license revoked were dropped.