Demetrius Myshawn Pepper, 25, of 800 Rhett St., Greenville, “is scheduled to plead guilty to murder (Friday) with a recommended sentence of life without parole,” a release from the Newberry Sheriff's Office read yesterday.
The plea was scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. at the Newberry County Courthouse.
The violent crime spree began when Pepper allegedly shot a convenience store clerk in the face in Greenville.
After the shooting, Pepper was driving to Columbia when his car broke down on I-26 near the Beaver Dam Drive home of Ellie and Leonard Halfacre.
Pepper walked to the Halfacres' home, where Ellie Halfacre was home alone and recovering from surgery. Pepper then allegedly shot and killed Halfacre.
The only things stolen from Halfacre's home were car keys and a Buick automobile.
Foster said at the time of the murder there were two vehicles in the couple's yard with the keys already in them and the killing was “absolutely senseless.”
Pepper was spotted at a spring football game at Williams-Brice Stadium where his brother was playing on the USC team.
Halfacre was retired from Prosperity-Rikard Elementary School.
The Greenville charges will be heard after the murder charges.