Monthly Archives: November 2014

Death Penalty Possible for Aiken Defendant

A judge on Friday rejected defense motions to take the death penalty off the table for a man accused of killing an Aiken Public Safety officer during a 2011 traffic stop.

Several police officers and sheriff’s deputies from Aiken attended a pre-trial hearing in Charleston Friday for Stephon Morrell Carter, who is awaiting trial in the killing. The hearing was held in Charleston because the presiding judge in the case was serving a rotation in the Holy City.         Read more at the Charleston Post and Courier