Men accused in Marley Lion killing will get redacted access to certain evidence

The men accused of killing 17-year-old Marley Lion will get modified access to the evidence in the case against them.

Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson had previously limited the information provided to the defendants because she was worried that if the information leaked to the public outside jail walls, it could be used to influence witnesses, she had said. Wilson said she was concerned about revealing the names of cooperating witnesses.

During a December hearing on the matter, Ashley Pennington, the public defender for one of the men accused in the June 16 shooting, had said that limiting access to all the information could create an impression that not enough is being done to present the defendants’ side of the case.

Before a hearing that was scheduled for this afternoon began, the two sides came to an agreement: the information from the evidence, known as discovery, will be provided to the defendants, but with identifying information including names and locations redacted, Wilson said.

Julius Brown, 32, Bryan Rivers, 28, and Ryan Deleston, 31, each are charged with murder in the failed robbery outside a West Ashley business on June 16. Police documents have accused Deleston of firing the five shots that killed Lion.

Read more in tomorrow’s edition of The Post and Courier.


Reach Natalie Caula at 937-5594 or Twitter.com/ncaula.

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