A man accused of fatally shooting his wife’s lover on Interstate 185 in 2005 pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Friday and was sentenced to 25 years in prison with 12 years to serve.
Edmund Eno’s other charges included aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during crime, said Solicitor General Ben Richardson. Richardson said the family of the victim, 33-year-old Oscar Agbor of Austell, Ga., agreed to the plea deal that reduced Eno’s initial charge of malice murder. The family wanted the case brought to a close, Richardson said.
Eno shot Agbor in the neck as the two in separate cars drove north on the interstate between Macon Road and the Manchester Expressway about 7 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2005. Investigators discovered Agbor was having a relationship with Rachel Eno, Edmund Eno’s wife.
Edmund Eno had followed Agbor and his wife from a motel. The two vehicles had entered the interstate from Victory Drive. Edmund Eno caught up to Agbor’s Lincoln NAvigator and fired seven shots into it, but only Agbor was hit, police said.
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Officers said the wounded Agbor was able to steer his vehicle into the interstate's emergency lane without wrecking.
Detectives investigating the case got help from 911 dispatcher Tonya Edwards, who after getting the shooting call and a description of Edmund Eno’s burgundy Toyota Tacoma looked through earlier 911 reports for a similar vehicle. She saw that around 1 p.m., a soldier had called to report that a man in in that vehicle had asked how to load a handgun. The soldier refused to tell him, and called 911 to give authorities the Tacoma’s tag number.
Finding the Tacoma registered to Edmund Eno, police arrested him about 1 a.m. the next day at his Eagle Pointe Drive home.