Convicted Killer to Receive New Sentencing Hearing

John Edward Weik, 47, of Moncks Corner, was given a death sentence for murder and a life sentence for burglary after killing his ex-girlfriend in Knightsville in 1998.

But Wednesday’s ruling indicates Weik’s attorneys didn’t do enough to present jurors with mitigating circumstances that could have convinced them to forgo the death penalty. One of his attorneys, in fact, is now suspended from practicing law.

Read more: The Berkeley Independent