Student pleads guilty

Published 4:00 am Thursday, November 19, 2015

A former Troy University student and football commit was sentenced to a 10-year split sentence Tuesday in connection with the 2014 shooting death of a fellow Troy student.

Taylor Driggers, who will serve three years of his 10-year sentence in prison, pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of 18-year-old Kristin Danielle Fuller on New Year’s Day 2014.

The other seven years of Driggers’ sentence will be served under suspended confinement.

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Fuller was killed by a single shot, fired from a 12-gauge shotgun, at a residence on County Road 29 around 4:30 a.m., according to Crenshaw County District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer.

Tesmer said alcohol is believed to have been a factor, as the shooting took place after a New Year’s Eve party at the residence.

Driggers, who was 19 at the time of the shooting, was a part of Brantley High School’s 2012 state championship team and had planned to play football at Troy University, where he and Fuller were students.

Fuller graduated from Crenshaw Christian Academy in 2013.