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February 12, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Anderson  Anderson was convicted of first degree burglary. On appeal, he challenged the state’s expert’s qualification as an expert witness and the failure to provide the full batch of fingerprints analyzed by the expert. The panel, with one … Continue reading

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December 11, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

State v Hepburn Hepburn moved for a directed verdict at her child abuse homicide trial. The trial judge denied it. Her codefendant testified Hepburn was responsible and Hepburn testified she was not in rebuttal without adding anything to the state’s … Continue reading

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October 30, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

State v Smith Smith was indicted for homicide by child abuse and the trial court also charged on aiding and abetting which was not a charge in the indictment. The jury convicted smith of aiding and abetting. The South Carolina … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Beekman Beekman was convicted of molesting two stepchildren at a trial on charges related to both victims. The panel affirmed. It held that joinder of the charges was proper as the molestation took place in the same home … Continue reading

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May 15, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Procter v Whitlark & Whitlark, Inc. Procter gambled on video poker machines in Whitlark’s store. She ultimately stole money from her employer and convicted of theft. She sued to recover her gambling losses. Whitlark raised a defense of in pari … Continue reading

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