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Trial Date Set for Stephon Carter, The Man Accused of Killing ADPS Officer Scotty Richardson

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Aiken County Solicitor J. Strom Thurmond, Jr. has confirmed that a trial date has been set for Stephon Carter.

Carter is accused of shooting and killing Aiken Department Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson during a December 2011 traffic stop.

The trial is set to begin in November of 2014. The State of South Carolina is seeking the death penalty.

Carter allegedly pulled out a gun during the stop and shot Richardson and another officer, Travis Griffin. Officer was saved by his bulletproof vest; Richardson died from multiple gunshot wounds, leaving behind a wife and young children.

Carter was also shot, but Solicitor Thurmond has since confirmed that he is well enough to stand trial.

Thurmond expects the trial to last around a month.

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