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Teen mother faces charges in death

WALTERBORO, S.C. — Colleton County sheriff’s deputies have charged a 17-year-old mother with homicide by child abuse in the death of her 9-month-old son.

Authorities said charges against the mother were upgraded after autopsy results determined the baby had been beaten in the stomach and showed signs of being suffocated or choked.

Investigators say the baby was found unconscious at a home near Round O on June 4 when he was supposed to be sleeping on a couch. The infant died at the hospital a short time later.

Deputies charged the mom with illegal conduct toward a child after interviewing everyone in the house.

24 people charged in meth ring case

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Authorities say they have charged 24 people as they broke up an Upstate ring that made and sold methamphetamine.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the indictments Friday. All 24 have been charged with conspiracy to traffic more than 400 grams of meth.

If convicted, each defendant faces between 25 to 30 years in prison.

Authorities say 19 of the people indicted have been arrested.

Several defendants face additional charges. Prosecutors say some of them had guns, and some of them exposed children to the drugs.

Wilson says sheriff’s deputies in Anderson, Pickens and Greenville counties and police in Easley helped with the investigation.

Disbarred lawyer faces state charge

CHARLESTON, S.C. — State authorities say a Mount Pleasant man who was disbarred from practicing law in Washington state has been arrested for practicing law in South Carolina.

The State Law Enforce­ment Division said Bradley R. Marshall, 55, was charged Friday with practicing law without a license.

According to an affidavit, a North Charleston attorney was contacted by Mar­shall in October about a former client who Marshall was now representing for a workers’ compensation claim.

Authorities said that in April 2012, the North Charleston attorney had received several requests from former clients to turn their records over to Marshall.

Officials said Marshall was disbarred by the State of Washington Supreme Court in 2009. He is not a member of the South Carolina Bar.


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