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Aiken slaying suspect remains in hospital

19-year-old not expected to be released from care soon

Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 11:09 AM
Last updated Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 12:58 AM
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Stephon Carter, the man suspected in the Dec. 20 slaying of Aiken Master Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson, will not be released soon from care at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Richmond County authorities said Friday.

Sheriff’s Maj. Gene Johnson said he checked with hospital officials and was told not to expect custody of Carter this weekend.

Police said Carter, 19, has been hospitalized since he was wounded in a gunbattle with Aiken Department of Public Safety officers after he was stopped in a car on Brandt Court. Police said Carter fired at least two shots, killing Rich­ardson and hitting Officer Travis Griffin in the chest.

Johnson said that when Carter becomes able, he will go before a judge in Richmond County to determine whether he will fight extradition to South Carolina to face charges of murder and attempted murder.

Richmond County Chief Magistrate Judge William Jennings III said that in most cases defendants waive their right to a formal extradition proceeding, which simplifies the process of transferring prisoners to other states. Should Carter request formal extradition, however, South Carolina authorities will have 30 days to seek a request from the governor’s office to extradite him from Georgia.

South Carolina Law En­force­ment Division spokeswoman Kathryn Richardson said she had no information about when Carter would be released from the hospital.

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raul
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raul 12/30/11 - 02:40 pm
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Wonder how much his hospital

Wonder how much his hospital care costs will be that the taxpayer will pay?

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 12/30/11 - 02:57 pm
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That mugshot stare wins the
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That mugshot stare wins the "I'd kill you in a heartbeat then go eat lunch" award for 2011.

Those eyes are as cold as ice.

cros492
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cros492 12/30/11 - 03:59 pm
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While both should be

While both should be worrisome, Stephon Carter should fear going before his maker more than the judge in Richmond County. In my opinion - a waste of taxpayer money and oxygen.

BamaMan
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BamaMan 12/30/11 - 04:12 pm
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He really looks like he has

He really looks like he has an attitude, huh?! Cocky waste of air

tasham88
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tasham88 12/30/11 - 04:31 pm
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REALLY...Correct me if Im

REALLY...Correct me if Im wrong...But wasnt he shot in the butt?!?!?! Is 2 weeks in the hospital really called for for a flesh wound?!?!?!

nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 12/30/11 - 05:45 pm
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He is waiting for the OK to
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He is waiting for the OK to go outside and smoke a cigarette.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 12/30/11 - 06:36 pm
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@tasham88 Yep, at least two
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@tasham88

Yep, at least two weeks for a bullet wound in the butt. Probably more. Remember, that's where he wears his belt which he won't be able to tighten. If they let him out now his pants will fall down.

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rmwhitley 12/30/11 - 07:08 pm
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I guarantee the boy has no
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I guarantee the boy has no thoughts about his "Maker". His concern for his "Maker" will come at the behest of his defense attorney at trial and sentencing.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/30/11 - 07:37 pm
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Private insurance companies

Private insurance companies don't allow a two week stay for open heart surgery. Taxpayer funded insurance has greater benefits.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 12/30/11 - 08:26 pm
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Can't they go ahead and add

Can't they go ahead and add that RX into his IV now? Oh no, have to spend a couple of decades of tax payer money for a "fair" trial. Right.

Cynical old woman
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Cynical old woman 12/30/11 - 11:14 pm
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Right you are, Willow.

Right you are, Willow. Grrrrr.....my tax dollars!

nycweeks
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nycweeks 12/31/11 - 12:41 am
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I wonder if they let him

I wonder if they let him watch the ceremonies on TV the other day? He has to be scared...knowing that he is not liked very much. He will feel much better when he gets to jail, so he can get the admiration from the scum there...they will put him on a pedestal.

nnaugusta
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nnaugusta 12/31/11 - 01:15 am
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I heard from a source

I heard from a source visiting a relative, that he was being obnoxious in the hospital, yelling at people and beating on his bed rails...just making lots of noise for those visitng truely sick relatives.

augustarookie
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augustarookie 12/31/11 - 05:50 am
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Hopefully, law enforcement is

Hopefully, law enforcement is at the hospital guarding this low life.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/31/11 - 11:45 am
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Or not.

Or not.

Jane18
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Jane18 12/31/11 - 04:20 pm
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Somebody please tell us why

Somebody please tell us why that little piece of garbage is still in the hospital? Take him out, lock him up, maybe his wounds will develop into gangrene, and.................................................This is a shame!!

FalseHopeLooseChange
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FalseHopeLooseChange 12/31/11 - 05:57 pm
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No compassion for a 'wayward

No compassion for a 'wayward soul' on this thread.....They'll also be no compassion for taxpayers for the cost of a death penalty trial......

Unfortunately, now days in America it's cheaper to put'em in prison for life without parole than it is to seek and obtain the death penalty.

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scgator 01/01/12 - 10:02 pm
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..............maybe.......an

..............maybe.......an extended stay will help his court appointed lawyer more time to "fabricate" a more believable story for his defense........just sayin'

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