Beaufort deputy fired over recording in murder case

Beaufort deputy fired over recording in murder case

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina sheriff's deputy is out of a job, a senior investigator reassigned and three other officers disciplined after a recording of a suspect's grilling surfaced just before a high-profile murder trial.

The Beaufort Gazette ( ) reports Sunday that Beaufort County Sheriff's Cpl. Curtis Evans was fired two weeks ago after an internal investigation found he didn't tell superiors about the recording. Evans recorded the questioning of one of the three men charged with killing 8-year-old Khalil Singleton in 2012.

A message left Sunday at a phone number listed in Evans' name was not returned.

The recording captures Evans telling a defendant he could avoid the murder charge if he cooperated with detectives. The suspect did cooperate by revealing where a gun was hidden but he was charged anyway.

Information from: The Beaufort Gazette,

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