No murder charges in death

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina man has died 10 years after a brutal beating left him unable to feed, clean or care for himself.

The family of 43-year-old Troy Knapp wishes his attackers could be charged with murder, and the coroner's office says his death in November after a seizure is a result of injuries from the beating.

But prosecutors told The Post and Courier of Charleston that South Carolina law won't allow someone to be tried for murder if the victim lived for more than three years after the injuries were inflicted.


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