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After entertaining friends in October 2020 at the Fripp Island home he shared with his wife, Tom Steffner was shot dead by a security guard employed by the private homeowners association that guards the island. What led to his shooting death is the subject of a lawsuit.

The suspect in a Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee that killed five people was due in court Tuesday where five homicide charges were expected to be filed, a crime that can carry the stiffest penalty possible under Wisconsin law — mandatory life in prison.

In a mixed verdict, a jury awarded more than $25 million in damages Tuesday against white nationalist leaders and organizations for violence that erupted during the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

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Officers responded at about 8:55 p.m. to reports of shots fired in the Forest Hills neighborhood at Oldridge Road and Warsaw Road, which is off of Dorchester Road. Police found the victim with a gunshot wound.

The case of three White men charged with murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery went to the jury Tuesday after a nearly two-week trial in which prosecutors argued that the defendants provoked the fatal confrontation and defense attorneys insisted their clients acted in self-defense.

The man suspected of plowing his SUV into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring 48, had left the scene of a domestic dispute just minutes before, Waukesha's police chief said Monday.

He was charged with homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangering for killing two men and wounding a third with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle in the summer of 2020 during a tumultuous night of protests over the shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, by a white Kenosha police officer.

Nine people have been arrested in recent months in a federal investigation into a drug trafficking ring authorities say was responsible for bringing vast quantities of a powerful and deadly opioid to the Lowcountry, according to newly filed court records.  

Manhattan judge Ellen Biben dismissed the convictions of Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam, after prosecutors and the men's lawyers said a renewed investigation found new evidence that the men were not involved with the killing and determined that authorities withheld some of what they knew.

Alex Murdaugh has asked a judge to drop civil claims contending the suspended lawyer pocketed millions from the family of his deceased housekeeper. The housekeeper’s sons accused Murdaugh of using a fake bank account to misdirect millions of dollars from a wrongful-death settlement negotiated on their behalf.

Orangeburg officials also have apologized to Clarence Gailyard and are reviewing the Police Department's use of force policies, City Administrator Sidney Evering said in a statement released by Gailyard's lawyer Justin Bamberg. The city's insurance will cover the payment.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam, who spent decades in prison for the crime, were being exonerated after a nearly two-year investigation by their lawyers and the Manhattan district attorney's office. A court date is expected Thursday.

The jury began deliberating Tuesday at the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse after listening to dueling portrayals of him as a "wannabe soldier" who went looking for the trouble, or a concerned citizen who came under attack while trying to protect property.

A judge denied mistrial requests on Monday at the trial of three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery after defense attorneys claimed jurors were tainted by weeping from the gallery where the slain Black man's parents sat with the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Willie Darby, 24, is charged with murder in the killing of a 29-year-old man at Palmetto Grove Apartments, 7927 St. Ives Road, according to North Charleston police spokesman Harve Jacobs. 

The murder case against Kyle Rittenhouse was thrown into jeopardy Wednesday when his lawyers asked for a mistrial over what appeared to be out-of-bounds questions asked of Rittenhouse by the chief prosecutor. The judge did not immediately rule on the request.

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