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Two men allegedly kill a another man in South Carolina

Violent crimes, like domestic assault, battery and murder, are very serious. Columbia, South Carolina, residents should remember that violent crimes are severely punished in all 50 states, including in South Carolina. A violent crime may carry severe and long-term consequences for an accused person.

Near Columbia, South Carolina, two men are facing a serious situation following a violent crime arrest. According to sources, the men, who are apparently brothers, were taken into custody for allegedly killing a 61-year-old man. As a result, the brothers, aged 25 and 23 respectively, are facing charges of possession of a weapon while committing a violent crime, arson and murder.

The charges result from an incident involving a burning vehicle. Reportedly, firefighters put out a fire in a burning vehicle on the evening of September 23. After that, they found the body of a man inside the vehicle. The authorities believe that it was the body of a 61-year-old South Carolina man. However, the body has not yet been positively identified.

Being accused of a violent crime may put a person's future at risk, particularly when it comes to murder. Because murder is considered morally abhorrent, a conviction for murder carries with it a social stigma for the rest of one's life. Additionally, it is a crime that people perceive as a particular threat to public safety. A person who is accused of murder, even before that person has actually been convicted, may experience the loss of his or her reputation and limited employment opportunities. If the person is convicted, murder charges may lead to a prison sentence, large fines and other penalties upon conviction.

However, an aggressive criminal defense will hopefully allow the defendant to receive a fair and reasonable judgment. Challenging a criminal charge with a solid defense may help to identify the possible inaccuracies of the evidence used in the case, if there are any. This approach in turn may lead to charges getting reduced or dismissed.

Source: The Republic, "2 Santee men charged with murder in death of Orangeburg man found shot in burned truck," Sept. 30, 2013

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