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Man charged in Aiken slaying

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 11:10 AM
Last updated 7:53 PM
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Aiken County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect in a fatal weekend shooting.

Morris Laytrell Dorch  SPECIAL
Morris Laytrell Dorch

According to a news release, Morris Laytrell Dorch, 25, of the 100 block of Edge Road, Aiken, is charged in the Saturday shooting death of Delance Terez Walton at the Lucky 7 convenience store in Aiken.

Police say they believe the incident stemmed from an argument between the two. A second person who was in the victim’s vehicle at the time of the shooting was not injured.

Dorch is charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the ATF Task Force and the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (800) 922-9709. Individuals also may call Crimestoppers of the Midlands at (888) 274-6372. Callers can remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

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billcass 12/20/12 - 05:19 pm
Same old song

I just posted this comment about a murder in Augusta. Same story, different names: Once again, we read of the tragic loss of a young African American male, and once again at the hands of another young African American male. But will you see Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson be down here protesting this carnage? Of course not, because to do so is not politically expedient. Until we get a handle on black on black crime, we will continue our downward slide as a society. But nobody dares talk about it, for fear of angering the left. As horribly tragic as the killings in Connecticut were, we lose many more African American males every day then children that were killed in Connecticut that day. And they get no press conference, not outrage from the president, nothing. They just continue to die.

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