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8:52 am on Thursday September 18, 2014

SC House looking for solutions to state's domestic violence problem

Domestic violence is getting a lot more attention lately because of the video of NFL player Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancée, but it's been a problem in South Carolina for decades, with the state ranked second-worst in the country for the rate of...
10:48 am on Tuesday September 9, 2014

South Carolina ranks #2 in rate of women murdered by men

South Carolina ranked second in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men, with a rate of 2.06 per 100,000, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) reportWhen Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2012 Homicide Data. This is the 17th year...
7:58 am on Monday April 30, 2012

North Charleston Arts Festival Presents Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina will host the North Charleston Arts Festival’s annual interactive murder mystery dinner theatre on Thursday, May 10, 2012.  The original production, titled The Ashley Alston Mystery, features award-winning film and...
4:02 am on Thursday December 8, 2011

Ridgeland man convicted on murder charges of maternal grandmother of child

A 33-year-old Ridgeland man was found guilty Wednesday of murdering the maternal grandmother of his child and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Jurors convicted Antonio Scott of one count of murder for the March 20 stabbing death of Cynthia...
1:29 am on Thursday December 8, 2011

Trial begins two years after woman was shot, dumped in pond

In August 2009, 49-year-old Kathryn Keener disappeared from her West Ashley home and was later found in a pond — allegedly where the suspected killer had hoped an alligator would eat her. The trial on murder charges for the alleged shooter, 23-...
6:32 am on Friday September 2, 2011

14-year-old who shot schoolmate sentenced to 40 years in prison

Image by Flickr user Zsolt VajdaUpdate September 2: On Thursday afternoon, Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson Jr. sentenced the now 16-year-old Derell Green to 40 years behind bars for the 2010 murder of 17-year-old Larry Taron Maybank. The Post and...
4:11 am on Wednesday May 4, 2011

Summerville teen denied bond in ongoing murder case

Image by Flickr user Null ValueAuthorities have been piecing together a story of senseless violence that took place on Monday afternoon when, allegedly, 17-year-old Anthony Willis Jr. shot and killed 18-year-old Justin Jamal Smoot. Witnesses report...
3:06 am on Wednesday April 13, 2011

Kamp's sentenced for role in the Waring murder (update: 39 years)

Image by Flickr user Joe GratzUpdate April 13: Heather Kamp received a sentence of 39 years for her role. It's 14 years longer than the other person in the crime, Ethan Mack, received — and it's far, far longer than the deal she likely would have...
7:45 am on Wednesday March 30, 2011

Lowcountry man sentenced to ten years

Flickr userjgutbisz WSAV reports that a lowcountry man was sentenced to ten years in prison March 29 in connection with the murdering and robbery of an elderly man in 2007. Timothy Skinner, whose co-defendant, Kenneth Williams, was found guilty last...
11:05 am on Wednesday March 23, 2011

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, four on shoplifting charges, 23 total

Flickr user Null Value Beaufort County Sheriffs had a busy night on Wednesday, March 22, jailing 23 county residents on crimes ranging from and including shoplifting, grand larceny, dug possession, fraud, and attempted murder. The 69 year-old man...

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