Knoxville man sentenced after guilty plea to 2nd degree murder

Knoxville man sentenced after guilty plea to 2nd degree murder

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Myron Tate (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Myron Tate (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The suspect in a 2012 fatal shooting in East Knoxville was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to second degree murder.

Myron Tate, 22, was arrested on Dec. 24, 2012 in the death of Roderick King, who was killed in August of that year at an East Knoxville apartment complex.

Tate was captured after a lengthy vehicle pursuit that led police on a chase from West Knoxville to the woods of South Knoxville.

Tate pleaded guilty Monday morning and was sentenced to 20 years for second degree murder, and is only eligible for a 15 percent reduction for good behavior.

He was also sentenced to 8 years in prison for aggravated robbery, which must be served consecutively. Tate will be eligible for parole after serving 30 percent of that sentence.

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