Quantcast

Man on death row for killing Clemson student appeals - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Man on death row for killing Clemson student appeals

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

South Carolina Chief Justice Jean Toal wants to send a message to state prosecutors to stop trying to win at all costs.

But she isn't sure if turning over the death sentence of a man who admitted raping and strangling 20-year-old Clemson University student Tiffany Souers five years ago is the right way to do it.

The state Supreme Court heard the appeal Wednesday of 40-year-old Jerry Buck Inman. His lawyers say prosecutors intentionally intimidated a defense witness who was supposed to testify about his troubled childhood.

Through their questions, Toal and the other justices appeared disgusted that the prosecutor threatened the witness with arrest for testifying. But Toal says Inman's crime was so heinous that she doesn't want to overturn his sentence just to send a message to prosecutors.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • NEWS LocalNEWSMore>>

  • Police searching for suspect following fatal shooting in downtown Charleston

    Police searching for suspect following fatal shooting in downtown Charleston

    Saturday, June 23 2018 1:54 AM EDT2018-06-23 05:54:02 GMT
    Police investigating fatal shooting in Charleston.Police investigating fatal shooting in Charleston.
    Murphy allegedly shot the dog eight times  (Source: AP)Murphy allegedly shot the dog eight times (Source: AP)

    Police are searching for a suspect following a fatal shooting in downtown Charleston. 

    More >>

    Police are searching for a suspect following a fatal shooting in downtown Charleston. 

    More >>
  • 1 dead, 2 others in serious condition following accident in Adams Run

    1 dead, 2 others in serious condition following accident in Adams Run

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-06-23 03:58:03 GMT
    One person is dead and two people are in serious condition following an accident in Charleston County Friday night.One person is dead and two people are in serious condition following an accident in Charleston County Friday night.
    The driver of a moped has died one week after a crash in the Ladson area. (Source: Raycom)The driver of a moped has died one week after a crash in the Ladson area. (Source: Raycom)

    One person is dead and two people are in serious condition following an accident in Charleston County Friday night. 

    More >>

    One person is dead and two people are in serious condition following an accident in Charleston County Friday night. 

    More >>
  • Records: Minister visited accused child kidnapper 17 times in jail

    Records: Minister visited accused child kidnapper 17 times in jail

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:56:07 GMT
    Thomas Evans faces state and federal charges in the kidnapping of a four-year-old Johns Island girl and the assault of her mother. (Source: Live 5)Thomas Evans faces state and federal charges in the kidnapping of a four-year-old Johns Island girl and the assault of her mother. (Source: Live 5)
    Thomas Evans faces state and federal charges in the kidnapping of a four-year-old Johns Island girl and the assault of her mother. (Source: Live 5)Thomas Evans faces state and federal charges in the kidnapping of a four-year-old Johns Island girl and the assault of her mother. (Source: Live 5)

    Accused child kidnapper Thomas Evans has had regular visits with the same minister while being held at the Charleston County Jail. 

    More >>

    Accused child kidnapper Thomas Evans has had regular visits with the same minister while being held at the Charleston County Jail. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly