Trial in killing, robbery begins

Date: 1/8/2008
Restaurant manager slain in 2006 shooting
By Schuyler Kropf
The Post and Courier
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Dishwasher Dominic Derricotte killed his boss with two gunshots to her head and neck, a prosecutor charged Monday, as Derricotte went on trial for murder and the armed robbery of a North Charleston Perkins Family Restaurant where he worked.

Murder trial backlog courts

More than 50 homicide cases await dates

By Schuyler Kropf, The Post and Courier
Monday, January 7, 2008

Charleston County's record-setting murder pace in 2006, when 52 people were killed, most by gunfire, is straining the local court system.

Shooting fatality in home ruled self-defense

Date: 1/5/2008
No charges planned; victim lived in house
By Schuyler Kropf
The Post and Courier
Saturday, January 5, 2008
SUMMERVILLE — No charges will be filed against a man who shot and killed his roommate on New Year's Eve, authorities said Friday, contending that the shooter acted in self-defense against a violent and out-of-control figure who had forced his way back into the house.

Former church pastor faces sex charges

Date: 12/21/2007
By Frank Johnson
Berkeley Independent

Bond was denied last week for a former church pastor accused of fondling young boys nearly three decades ago in Goose Creek.

Solicitor targets repeat offenders

Revoking bail urged as way to keep criminals jailed until trial

By Schuyler Kropf, The Post and Courier
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Scarlett Wilson, Solicitor of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, speaks at a press conference Wednesday about her plans to "stop the revolving door" of allowing re-offending criminals to be released on bond over and over.

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