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Five Charged in Murder of Innocent Bystander

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COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. -

The Colleton County, SC Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that additional charges have been brought in connection with a shooting that left an innocent bystander dead.  Rebecca Marshelle Dewitt, a 34 year old mother of three, was caught in the crossfire that night as she returned home from the store with her children on April 9, 2013.

According to a news release, investigators pieced together the sequence of events that led to the shooting.  Witnesses stated that a vehicle came down Westside Lane, which is a dead-end street, and turned around.  As it was heading out, another vehicle came in and the occupants of both vehicles fired at each other.  It was at that time that a stray bullet struck and killed Dewitt.

On April 15, 2013, Sheriff R.A. Strickland announced that several arrests were made in reference to the West Side Lane shooting.  The defendants were only charged with shooting at each other at the time, but the investigation continued and together with the 14th Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office charges have now been brought against all five defendants for Dewitt's murder.

Today, Jason C. Wilson, Reginald Fryar, Brandon Allen Bowman, Deon Hampton and Carl Crandell Scriven were all charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime.  

 "We have dedicated many man hours and efforts in identifying the individuals responsible for this senseless crime and will be relentless in our efforts to bring them to justice" said Sheriff Strickland  A Colleton County Magistrate set bond on the weapon charges at $75,000 each and deferred bond on the Murder charge on each defendant. 

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