NEWTON, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man who opened fire on a group trying to help him from a stranded car during a snowstorm will serve a dozen years in prison for killing one of the Good Samaritans.

Twenty-nine-year-old Marvin Jacob Lee pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle.

His lawyer, Victoria Jayne, said he was sentenced to between 14 and 19 years in prison, but will be credited for time served in jail.

Authorities say Jefferson Heavner was shot after he and others came to help when Lee was found in a car on the side of a snowy Catawba County road in 2016. According to investigators, the group believed Lee was intoxicated and tried to take the car keys before he became belligerent.