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Mack retrial slated for late April

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The retrial of the man accused of killing the daughter of a prominent Charleston attorney will go forward in April, officials in the solicitor's office confirmed Monday.

In October, a Charleston County jury deadlocked after days of deliberations on the murder charge. Mack was accused of killing former friend Waring last year and dumping her body in an overgrown area on Wadmalaw Island.

He was found guilty on two other charges that included forgery and obstruction, and immediately sentenced by Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson Jr. to the maximum 15 years behind bars.

Mack's first trial lasted two weeks and included testimony from his wife and co-defendant, Heather Kamp, who has admitted guilt in Waring's death. She testified Mack repeatedly shocked Kate Waring, 28, with a stun gun, bashed her head with a wine bottle and dropped her in a water-filled bathtub to die at the couple's James Island home.

Mack tried to cash a forged $4,500 check from Waring's bank account two days after she went missing.

Kamp, who has had two deals revoked after lying to authorities, is also facing a murder charge. No dates have been set for that trial.

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