LIMA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff says a guard mistakenly put a murder suspect in a holding cell with another inmate who was about to testify against him, and a fight ensued. The Lima News reports that the men weren’t handcuffed when the guard put them together in a cell during a break in the trial […]
Attorneys have given opening statements in the trial of a man charged with killing a 23-year-old Clemson University student in 2012.
A jury is preparing to hear closing arguments in the case of a 69-year-old Gaffney woman charged with murder in the death of her boyfriend.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the murder trial of a man charged with shooting a man at a Beaufort County boat landing two years ago. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported that Jerry Lamont Scantling was on trial in the death of 52-year Leonard Green in May of 2010.
Criminal Practice – Jury & Jurors – ‘Anonymous’ Jury – Murder Trial – First Impression – Constitutional – Hearsay Evidence – Murdered Witness — Conspiracy
U.S. v. Dinkins Using an ‘anonymous’ jury whose biographical information has been withheld from defense lawyers and defendants accused of drug-trafficking and the murder of government witnesses is not a reason to overturn their convictions; the 4th Circuit follows decisions by its sister circuits and provides guidelines for use of anonymous juries.
State v. Miller This case was pending on appeal when our Supreme Court decided State v. Belcher, 385 S.C. 597, 685 S.E.2d 802 (2009); therefore, Belcher applies. Since there was evidence that would reduce, mitigate, or excuse the killing, the trial court erred when it instructed the jury that the use of a deadly weapon implied malice.
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