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Criminal Practice — Lawful Arrest – Sworn and Bonded Deputies – Failure to File Certificates — De Facto Deputies (access required)

State v. Griffin (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-059-15, 7 pp.) (John Geathers, J.) Appealed from Greenwood County Circuit Court (Thomas Hughston Jr., J.) S.C. App. Holding: Even though the sheriff’s deputies’ appointments were not approved by a circuit court judge, and ...

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Criminal Practice — Murder – Constitutional – Confrontation Clause – DNA Expert – Harmless Error – Jury Charge – Self-Defense (access required)

State v. McCray (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-058-15, 16 pp.) (H. Bruce Williams, J.) Appealed from Berkeley County Circuit Court (Kristi Lea Harrington, J.) S.C. App. Holding: Although prosecution expert Stephanie Stanley was a DNA analysis expert who peer-reviewed another DNA ...

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