Thursday, January 12, 2023
The Court granted the State's petition for a writ of certiorari to review the court of appeals' opinion in State v. Morales, 433 S.C. 196, 857 S.E.2d 383 (Ct. App. 2021). The Court will decide whether testimony from the victim's sister was admissible at trial pursuant to Rule 404(b) of the South Carolina Rules of Evidence.
The Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in State v. Carpenter, Op. No. 2021-UP-182 (S.C. Ct. App. filed May 19, 2021).
Thursday, January 5, 2023
In this cross-appeal, the Court reviews an order finding the firing squad and the electric chair, two of South Carolina's methods of imposing the death penalty under S.C. Code Ann. § 24-3-530 (Supp. 2022), are unconstitutional.