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Lexington Man Receives Life in Prison for Murder and Armed Robbery

Man Who Beat Homeowner to Death with Barstool Receives Life in Prison for Murder and Armed Robbery Charges

life in prisonA Lexington man has received life in prison on charges of murderarmed robbery, and burglary for beating a homeowner to death in 2011.

Demetriss Alshawn Glenn, 31, was found guilty last week for murder, burglary, and armed robbery. On Tuesday, November 12th, he was sentenced to life in prison for the serious criminal charges.

In June 2011, 45-year-old Timothy Tice was found dead in the kitchen of his Lake Murray home. He had been beaten to death with a bar stool, according to reports.

Witnesses during the trial testified that Glenn and two others had targeted Tice for burglary, and the man was beaten to death during the course of an armed robbery of his home. Tice was murdered after awakening during the break-in, and resisting the armed robbery. Glenn and his accomplices were reportedly after money and Tice’s guns.

Armed Robbery and Murder Charges in South Carolina

Whether you broke into a home or commercial business, being arrested and charged with burglary or armed robbery is a serious crime which provides for serious consequences.   However, getting arrested does not mean that you are guilty or that you do not have any defenses.

South Carolina Law is clear when it comes to a sentence associated with an armed robbery or burglary conviction:

(A) A person who commits robbery while armed with a pistol, dirk, slingshot, metal knuckles, razor, or other deadly weapon, or while alleging, either by action or words, he was armed while using a representation of a deadly weapon or any object which a person present during the commission of the robbery reasonably believed to be a deadly weapon, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for a mandatory minimum term of not less than ten years or more than thirty years, no part of which may be suspended or probation granted. A person convicted under this subsection is not eligible for parole until the person has served at least seven years of the sentence.

(B) A person who commits attempted robbery while armed with a pistol, dirk, slingshot, metal knuckles, razor, or other deadly weapon, or while alleging, either by action or words, he was armed while using a representation of a deadly weapon or any object which a person present during the commission of the robbery reasonably believed to be a deadly weapon, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than twenty years.

According to Section 16-3-10 of South Carolina law, murder is defined as “the killing of any person with malice aforethought, either express or implied.” Punishment is outlined in section 16-3-20:

“A person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to murder must be punished by death, or by a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for thirty years to life. If the State seeks the death penalty and a statutory aggravating circumstance is found beyond a reasonable doubt pursuant to subsections (B) and (C), and a recommendation of death is not made, the trial judge must impose a sentence of life imprisonment …”

The Strom Law Firm Can Help with Armed Robbery and Murder Charges

Our law firm is familiar with the sentencing ranges for all criminal charges, including armed robbery, burglary, and murder charges. We will do everything possible to protect your rights throughout the legal process, and seek the outcome that has the least negative impact on your life. If you have been charged with armed robbery in South Carolina you should have a South Carolina defense attorney on your side to ensure that your rights are protected. We offer free, confidential consultations so you can discuss the facts of your case with impunity. Contact us today. 803.252.4800.

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