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Judge orders mental review in SC police ambush shooting case

Apr. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man who authorities say killed two police officers in an ambush from his upscale South Carolina home to have a mental examination. Prosecutor Ed Clements asked for the examination Monday after 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins wrote to the Post and Courier newspaper...

Prosecutor wants suspect in fatal SC police ambush evaluated

Apr. 18, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prosecutor wants a judge to order a mental health evaluation for the man accused of ambushing several officers as they approached an upscale home to question a man in a child sex assault case. WBTW-TV reports Solicitor Ed Clements said Thursday he's filing an order of...

5 plead not guilty in deaths of siblings buried in yard

Apr. 17, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. (AP) — Five relatives have pleaded not guilty in the deaths of teenage siblings found buried in their father's yard in Georgia. News outlets report the dead children's father, 50-year-old Elwyn Crocker Sr., their stepmother and three others entered their pleas Wednesday during arraignments...

Prosecutor: Rapper Kodak Black accused of sexual assault

Apr. 5, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor says rapper Kodak Black will likely have to return to South Carolina this year to face a charge of raping a woman after a 2016 concert. A local prosecutor tells The State that Dieuson Octave, whose stage name is Kodak Black, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual...

Family now charged in death of Georgia boy buried in yard

Mar. 26, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

GUYTON, Ga. (AP) — Five relatives charged in the death of a Georgia girl now faces charges in the death of her brother as well. The Savannah Morning News reports their father, 50-year-old Elwyn Crocker Sr., their stepmother and three others are each indicted on two charges of felony murder, child cruelty...

Authorities: Buried girl had been beaten, starved and caged

Mar. 8, 2019 12:51 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. (AP) — More grim details have emerged in the two months since sheriff's deputies found the bodies of a 14-year-old girl and her brother buried in their backyard. An investigator revealed in court that the girl was starved, beaten and kept bound and naked in a dog cage as punishment by her...