South Carolina Criminal Defense LawyersHomicide 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 among other crimes.

The mother of the missing person told deputies that the man went missing on February 25, 2013.  They report that the man was killed that day by a stab to the eye and neck, in addition to a fractured skull.

The man suspected of the murder allegedly took the victims car apart, and buried the body in the back yard.  Another man, 40-year-old West Columbia man, was charged with accessory after the fact, manufacturing methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana.  The alleged murderer is also being charged with financial fraud for selling the victim’s automobile parts.

This is a terrible result to a disastrous situation.  Taking someone’s life is the worst thing a person can do criminally.  However, at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP we believe that even murderers are entitled to a proper defense.  If you or a loved one has been charged with such a crime, call our office in Fort Mill, South Carolina at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.  We would be happy to assist you.