You know it’s the holidays when people start to take their table settings seriously, and in the case of Edward William Bright, 47, of Richland County South Carolina — way too seriously, even for the holidays.
Meet David Adam Pate, 24, of Lancaster, S.C., charged with the murder of Rickey W. James, 33, after the two allegedly went into the woods together, and only Pate returned. Weeks later, children found James’ badly decomposed remains. Pate was already in jail for disorderly conduct, and is now charged with murder — and yes, that’s “Satan” tattooed over his right eye, and yes, it gets better.
27-year-old Bryan Sweatt made the frantic, desparate 911 call Tuesday telling the operator he was “stressed out” and threatening to kill himself. The operator asks Sweatt if he had a weapon and Sweatt responds, “a 44.” Then you can hear a woman in the background say “Do not point that at me.” Then the line goes dead. Sweatt [...]
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Walter Easley, the South Carolina teenager who recorded video of himself kicking a cat, has been charged with cruelty to animals thanks to4chan.
According to Murphy’s Law, toast will always land butter side down. But if the toast is found butter side down on the windshield of someone else’s SUV? Well, that’s where actual law comes in.
July 10, 1995, marked the beginning of the murder trial of Susan Smith, a South Carolina woman accused of getting her two young children out of the picture by securing them in her vehicle, and pushing it into a lake in a vain attempt to seem more desirable to the man who had rejected her. The case gained national attention because Smith claimed her sons were kidnapped when her car was carjacked by a black man.
Is your child constantly causing trouble? Are you worried that they’ll end up in jail? If you live in South Carolina’s Chester or Richland Counties, you can send your kids to jail before they wind up there themselves.
On this week’s edition of Good Idea, Bad Idea, we present Audrey Ferguson, who has for the last seven years gotten a ride to downtown Charleston — good idea. Unfortunately she decided to use the local EMS team to do it, by calling 911, feigning illness and immediately signing out once at the hospital — bad idea.
When the brutalized body of seventeen-year-old Crystal Todd was found dumped in a rural area outside her home town, detectives quickly figured out it was a sex crime — one committed by someone the carefree teen knew and trusted. On February 18, 1992, after hours of intense interrogation, her friend Ken Register confessed to raping and killing Todd.
The friends and family of a South Carolina man accused of felony animal cruelty are speaking out in his defense, saying that accusations against him sound worse than the truth. Loney Garrett, a 64-year-old Vietnam Vet, is charged with 43 felony counts of ill treatment of animals after authorities allegedly found 45 living dogs and over 200 dead dogs on his Berkeley County property.