Three arrested in Aiken slaying

AIKEN -- Three men were arrested early this morning in connection with Wednesday's fatal shooting of an Aiken man.

According to a news bulletin from the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, the three charged with murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to possess marijuana, are:

* Derrick Valentine, 26, 400 block of Biscayne Road

* Kristopher Allard Reichardt, 25, of Middleton Drive, * Michael Gary Smith Jr., 22, 100 block of Green Acres Park Lane, Langley.

They are linked to the death of Donald Hickman, 24, of Aiken, who was found fatally wounded on Green Road about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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