Federal prosecutors moved Tuesday to have their pyschiatric experts examined accused Charleston church killer Dylann Roof examined by their psyciatric experts. Exactly how degranged Roof was, if at all, at the time of last June’s massacre of nine African-Americans will likely get a full airing in death penalty trial.
Officer-involved shootings in South Carolina are on track to match or slightly surpass last year’s total, according to statistics compiled by the State Law Enforcement Division for the first half of the year.
Two activists who spoke at a meeting in Anderson last week cited gun-related statistics that they say show that South Carolina is a “war zone.” They are seeking to muster support for a proposed state law that would close the so-called “Charleston loophole” in gun background checks.
Wal-Mart has come under national scrutiny for taking up police resources. Here in the Midlands, calls at the store in Camden made up 14 percent of all calls Camden police responded to from January through June this year.
Ashley Cheatham, a 24-year-old Columbia mother of three, was given a suspended sentence and three years’ probation after admitting that she starved her infant son in 2014 even though she had vouchers for free infant formula.
A 24 year-old Columbia woman, the mother of three, was given a suspended sentence and three years probation after admitting that she starved her infant son in 2014 even though she had vouchers for free infant formula.