Death sentence overturned; mentally disabled Greenville County man given three life sentences

Fredrick Antonio Evins will spend the rest of his life in prison after he admitted Thursday to killing and raping Rhonda Ward Goodwin and Damaris Huff and raping an 83-year-old Greenville woman in separate incidents.

Circuit Court Judge Roger Couch sentenced Evins to three life sentences and 120 additional years in prison, tacked on to the 35 years he was already serving.

Evins, 46, was in Couch’s courtroom Thursday morning for re-sentencing after another judge overturned his death penalty sentence in the Goodwin case. Evins’s attorneys successfully argued in June that Evins was mentally disabled, having a low IQ.    Continue reading: The State