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SC Supreme Court Affirms Convictions in Eyewitness ID Case

State v. Shawn Wyatt (Case No. 2016-001303) Kershaw Correctional Institute Officer Joe Schnettler was at his post in a watch tower when he observed a man run from the woods to the fence surrounding the prison. Schnettler watched the man throw eight packages over the fence, and then run back into the woods. During the

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Murder Conviction Affirmed Despite Erroneous Testimony

State v. Hughes Hughes was released from jail on unrelated charges, and soon after, his mother was found dead in her home. At trial, there was testimony that the victim feared Hughes. This testimony, according to the Court of Appeals, was admitted in error. The Court notes that “while the present state of the declarant’s

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SC Supreme Court Affirms Conviction in Child Neglect/Injury Case

State v. Miama Kromah Kromah was convicted for (1) infliction of great bodily injury upon a child, and (2) unlawful neglect of a child. On appeal, Kromah claimed that the trial court erred in permitting two State’s witnesses to testify about hearsay conversations that they had with the child victim (the child did not testify

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