Police over the state line in Fayetteville, N.C., have captured two men suspected in the shooting death of a man in Myrtle Beach. The suspects, ages 27 and 29, are waiting in the Cumberland County jail without bail while authorities in South Carolina prepare extradition papers.
South Carolina authorities took a 25-year-old man into custody for allegedly killing his girlfriend. The man called police saying that he had woken up to find his girlfriend dead. He also told a dispatcher that there was blood everywhere at the scene and that he wanted to turn himself in. Police eventually found the man on Highway 9 and Pleasantdale Road, and at that time, he told officers that he didn't know what had happened.
Two men were taken into custody on suspicion of murder after they were accused of shooting a man in a South Carolina public bathroom. The alleged murder occurred in Myrtle Beach at approximately 11:29 p.m. on June 7.
North Carolina residents may be charged with voluntary manslaughter if they are suspected of having intentionally killed someone without having any prior intent to commit the act. For the label of voluntary manslaughter to be applied, the factors that led to the killing would need to have affected a reasonable person to the degree that they became disturbed mentally and physically. If this condition is not present, the offender may be accused of murder in the first degree or second degree instead.
A South Carolina mother of three was the tragic victim of a violent crime on Mother's Day in a case of mistaken identity. The 36-year-old woman was driving home after a Mother's Day celebration when someone began shooting at her car. Prosecutors stated the car was shot at because it looked like another vehicle that was involved in a shootout earlier in the day. The victim's vehicle hit a wall at a neighborhood gas station after she was shot in the neck. She was taken to the hospital, where she died a few hours later.
On Feb. 15, authorities arrested a South Carolina man for allegedly murdering a woman who had been missing since late last year. In addition to murder, he has been charged with the destruction or desecration of human remains.
A man who was 16 when he killed two people in 1988 in South Carolina originally received a life sentence without parole. However, a life sentence without parole for someone under 18 when a crime occurs has now been deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court and courts at the state level. Expert testimony suggests that the brains of people that young are not fully developed.
Authorities in Seneca took a 32-year-old woman into custody following a shooting that happened at about 2 a.m on Feb. 3. The incident took place on the 123 Bypass at a Marathon gas station. One of the victims said that the woman walked up to her car, tapped the glass with a gun and started shooting as the car was traveling in reverse
A South Carolina man was taken into custody on Jan. 23 after he was accused of killing a 19-year-old woman at Peach Stand in Fort Mill. According to the arrest warrant, the 28-year-old man allegedly shot the female clerk multiple times with a handgun.
On Jan. 14, a South Carolina man was facing attempted murder and other charges after he allegedly attempted to shoot and kill his 26-year-old stepson. Authorities said that the shooting occurred at a home on Walcott Drive in Lyman.