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Murder Trial

Sep 18, 2015

Murder suspect, trial witness mistakenly put in same cell

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 […]

Sep 16, 2014

Trial begins in shooting death of Clemson student

Attorneys have given opening statements in the trial of a man charged with killing a 23-year-old Clemson University student in 2012.

Sep 4, 2013

Testimony ends in 69-year-old woman’s murder trial

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.

Oct 25, 2012

Mistrial declared in Beaufort County murder trial

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.

Aug 15, 2012

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.

Apr 26, 2012

Criminal Practice – Murder Trial – Malice Instruction – Use of a Deadly Weapon – ‘Waving’ Gun

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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