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Murder defendant returns to court this week after mistrial

Donsurvi Chisolm (Source: Berkeley County Sheriff's Office) Donsurvi Chisolm (Source: Berkeley County Sheriff's Office)

ST. GEORGE, SC (WCSC) - A man accused of multiple murders in the Lowcountry returns to court this week to defend himself after a mistrial was declared in late August.

30-year-old Donsurvi Chisolm, of Goose Creek, is acting as his own lawyer with the aid of a public defender in Dorchester County court.  He is charged with the 2007 murder of 20-year-old Craig Canady, who was found dead in a ditch off Clubhouse Road near Summerville.

The judge declared a mistrial on August 23 after a Dorchester County deputy mentioned Chisolm's criminal history during cross-examination.

Chisolm is also facing a murder charge out of Berkeley County, where deputies say he shot his brother and his brother's son, killing the 14-year-old Michael Chisolm.  The brother, 34-year-old Dansa Chisolm, survived despite being shot in his cheek.

Jury selection finished up on Monday at the Dorchester County courthouse in St. George.  Testimony will begin on Tuesday.

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