Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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Now that the Cleveland Strangler serial killer's trial has come to an end, an automatic appeal has been filed for the death penalty case.
Anthony Sowell was convicted of murdering eleven woman in Northeast Ohio and stashing their bodies at his Imperial Avenue home.
19 Action News is already hearing of arguments that might get made during the appeal and how we "might" have to do it all over again.
Let's go back before the trial began.
The State Supreme Court kicked Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold off the case after defense lawyers questioned if she could be fair. Next, Judge Timothy McGinty took himself off the trial after defense lawyers raised questions about him releasing records.
So what else? During trial, Judge Dick Ambrose held a big part of jury selection behind closed doors, an act Anthony Sowell never agreed upon. Defense lawyers also made an issue of an interrogation that went on for hours, videotaped without Sowell's permission.
Prosecutors even asked for a mistrial.
Finally, could there be an argument of ineffective counsel? An issue with Sowell's own defense lawyers? They didn't call any witnesses as the jury considered guilt or innocence. Now, should any of that really mean he should get another chance?
You might call it nitpicking to help out a creepy serial killer, but an appeals court won't look at what Sowell did, but how the system treated him.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>