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Victim changes statement after defendant was found guilty

Sumter, SC |

Defendant was put on trial for abwik possession of fire arms lynching 2nd. N kidnapping. He was found not guilty for abwik n firearm possession but found guilty of kidnapping n. . lynching while he was only rone on. trial for these charges. Now victim. has restated his. statement n has. stated defendant. was not the. Shooter is this newly discovered evidence

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  1. Defendant needs to contact an attorney for post conviction relief and attempt to appeal his verdict.

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  2. I agree with Mr. Lovely.

    Defendant's family needs to see an attorney for appeal and post-conviction relief and possibly move for a new trial.

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  3. As this was a trial the defendant was represeed by an attorney (unless they were pro se) so I would let them know of this and they can have a investigator look into it. However, given that the jury found the defendant not guilty of the ABWIK and possession of a gun during violent crime the recanted statement that the defendant was not the shooter may not change the outcome of the kidnaping and lynching convictions.

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