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Clover SC Man Charged in Connection with a Charlotte Shooting

A Clover, South Carolina man has been charged in connection with a shooting which happened in east Charlotte along the 5300 block of Independence Boulevard.  According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the man allegedly fired his gun, at least two times, and struck a 25-year-old in the [...]

Woman Suspected in Arson Deaths: Felony Murder Rule

A woman, who Gastonia officials say set a fire to a home that killed her mother and stepfather, has still not been located by police officials.  The fire was initially ruled an accident; however, this idea has changed due to the suspicious activity of the 37-year-old suspect.  As the fire burst into [...]

April 11th, 2013|Criminal Defense, Homicide Defense|

Man Charged After Victim Found Buried in Back-Yard

Homicide investigators in Lexington County, South Carolina report that they have charged a suspect with murder after discovering the body of a man, who had disappeared earlier in the month.  He was buried in defendant’s back yard.  A 26-year-old man is being charged with murder and financial fraud a [...]

April 9th, 2013|Homicide Defense|

South Carolina Felony Murder Rule (FMR)

In South Carolina, if homicide takes place during the commission of a felony, malice is supplied from the intent to commit the underlying felony.  In the South Carolina case, Gore v. Leeke 261 SC 308, the felony murder rule became a substantive rule of law, and no longer a presumption.  The rule of [...]

March 21st, 2013|Homicide Defense|

Bowman Man Charged with Murder: Murder in South Carolina

A 34-year-old Bowman, South Carolina man has been arrested and charged in the stabbing death of his significant other.  He is currently being charged with murder after police were called to a Branchville home to find the body of a 34-year-old woman. The man is also being charged with animal cruelty; [...]

March 20th, 2013|Homicide Defense|