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Criminal Practice — PCR – Guilty Plea – Newly Discovered Evidence – Interests of Justice – Self-Defense – Transferred Intent (access required)

Jamison v. State (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-118-14, 16 pp.) (John Kittredge, J.) (Costa Pleicones, J., joined by Donald Beatty, J., dissenting) Appealed from Richland County (William Keesley, Post-Conviction Relief Judge) On writ of certiorari to the Court of Appeals. S.C. ...

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Criminal Practice-Juryer – Voluntary Manslaughter – Strangulation – Imperfect Self-Defense Instructions – Involuntary Manslaught (access required)

State v. Sams (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-110-14, 14 pp.) (Donald Beatty, J.) (Costa Pleicones, J., dissenting) Appealed from Colleton County Circuit Court (Perry Buckner, J.) S.C. S. Ct. Holding: Even if defendant initially intended only to “restrain” the victim, at ...

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