Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
B.O. Thomason, Jr. and William A. Coates of Love, Thornton, Arnold & Thomason, Greenville and S.C. Office of Appellant Defense, for appellant.
Atty. Gen. T. Travis Medlock, Asst. Attys. Gen. Harold M. Coombs, Jr. and Carlisle Roberts, Jr., Columbia and Solicitor William B. Traxler, Jr., Greenville, for respondent.
Supreme Court of South Carolina.
Submitted Oct. 10, 1985.
Decided Dec. 9, 1985.
Appellant was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. We affirm.
At trial the State presented evidence that appellant killed Pat Swayngham by dousing him with gasoline and then setting him on fire. In his jury instructions, the trial judge charged that malice may be implied from the use of a deadly substance or material. Appellant argues this charge was erroneous...
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