Greg James, 39, pleads guilty to murder, sentenced to life in prison

Accused of shooting at four men outside a downtown Columbus club last year and killing one of them, 39-year-old Greg James opted Monday to plead guilty to the accusations and was sentenced to life in prison, officials said.

Prosecutors say James shot Felton Dyous, 49, early April 10, 2011, outside Mario’s, 1010 Broadway. Police arrested James moments after the shooting and charged him with aggravated assault. Murder charges were added after Dyous died a week later.

Facing the possibility of life in prison with no chance of parole, James pleaded guilty Monday to one count of murder and three counts of aggravated assault. Chief Judge John Allen then sentenced him to life with the chance of parole after 30 years.