State’s top court rules in favor of man convicted in ‘17 killing

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Liberty man appealing his 2017 murder conviction, claiming the trial judge did not adequately consider his claim of self-defense.

John McCarty’s case will be sent back to circuit court, following a ruling issued by state Supreme Court justices on Sept. 21.

John McCarty was charged with murder after the shooting death of Mitchell Bradley, which took place in

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