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Plea deal reached in Aiken cop slaying trial

...opening statements in the trial, days after a jury panel had been seated and prepared for weeks of sequestration.Second Circuit Solicitor J. Strom Thurmond Jr. said his office negotiated the plea with the defense because of the state's doubts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-02/plea-deal-reached-cop-
A plea for public safety

...that feeling.However, knowing the criminal justice system the way we do, we fully support the plea deal by Second Circuit Solicitor J. Strom Thurmond Jr.Those unfamiliar with the intricacies of our justice system may think prosecutors should...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-03/plea-public-safety
Hearing Friday in Charleston for man charged in 2011 fatal police shooting

...Charleston to accommodate the judge's schedule, and the trial has not been moved from Aiken County, said Second Circuit Solicitor Strom Thurmond.Carter, 21, is charged with the Dec. 20, 2011 killing of Richardson, who died in a shootout...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-28/hearing-friday-charles
Ex-officer avoids charges in Williston

...leaving three small children alone last year after arresting their mother won't face any criminal charges. Second Circuit Solicitor Barbara Morgan said that after reviewing the evidence, she concluded that Officer Scott Harper committed policy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/30/met_27374.shtml
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Downs pleads guilty

...6-year-old North Augusta boy in 1999 has admitted his guilt to a judge just days before a scheduled trial. Second Circuit Solicitor Barbara R. Morgan announced Friday that William Ernest "Junior" Downs waived his right to a jury trial and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/15/met_344097.shtml
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Teen eyes reduced sentence

...motion in Circuit Court to reduce her sentence. The motion to reconsider will likely come up in court this week. Second Circuit Solicitor Barbara Morgan said Friday that such motions are common, especially in criminal cases that involve prison time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/19/met_263978.shtml
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Barnwell County sheriff dies

...volunteered time to counsel others who were battling the disease. "He amazed us and humbled us all," said Second Circuit Solicitor Barbara Morgan, who first met Sheriff Zornsin the late 1980s, when he was a probation officer and she was an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/29/met_429833.shtml
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Change of venue gets OK

...agreed with the prosecution's decision not to fight a defense motion for a change of venue to another county. Second Circuit Solicitor Barbara R. Morgan wanted to avoid another delay in the trial of Mr. Wise, 46, charged in a killing spree...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/21/met_301345.shtml
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Drifter is extradited to Aiken

...Crosland Park home Aug. 4, 2000. Mr. Atkins was brought over from the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville, Ga. Second Circuit Solicitor Barbara R. Morgan said she was happy to see the governors from both states work together. A bond hearing will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/16/met_364630.shtml
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Downs pleads guilty to murder charge

...from the start of Mr. Downs' death penalty case in Aiken, doesn't bar him from receiving lethal injection, Second Circuit Solicitor Barbara R. Morgan said at a press conference announcing the plea at the North Augusta Department of Public Safety...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/14/met_343907.shtml
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