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3:23 am on Friday August 30, 2013

In tow-truck slaying, Oates' appeal dismissed, case will head to trial

The trial of a former Bluffton tow-truck driver accused of manslaughter can now head to a jury.
12:32 am on Wednesday March 14, 2012

In Bluffton tow truck slaying, a new test of the Castle Doctrine (Update: Appeals court)

  Update March 14: At a hearing, Judge Markley Dennis, Jr. stood by his decision to deny an immunity request for the accused Preston Oates. It now sounds that Oates' defense team plans to appeal to the South Carolina Court of Appeals, there is a 10...
11:56 am on Wednesday September 3, 2008

Charges dropped in surfer's stabbing death

Charges have been dropped against Charles Richard Dobson Jr. for the stabbing death of local surfer Craig Massey. The Post and Courier quotes Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson: The defendant, Mr. Dobson, was at home minding his own business...
7:28 pm on Sunday August 24, 2008

Surfer's stabbing death still shrouded in mystery

Image by No PopoutsImage by 20080824massey.jpg Few details have been released in the stabbing death of Folly Beach surfer Craig Massey. But The Post and Courier brings us up to speed on what is known about the July incident. [gmap markers=blue::32....