Jermel Brown topic page

4:10 am on Friday August 14, 2009

$200 of pot said to be behind slaying of youth

During a preliminary hearing into the slaying of 15-year-old Jermel Brown, a detective testified that Brown had been slain at least indirectly from $200 worth of pot owed by his brother. Crazy. Hop over to Live 5 News for the latest. If you're just...
8:00 am on Sunday July 12, 2009

South Carolina's dysfunctional criminal system

Image by Flickr user ExothermicImage by 20090712-prison.jpg Brothers Rafael and Leon Horlbeck, the two men accused of murdering a teen in downtown on June 29, are prime examples of the dysfunction that is the South Carolina's criminal justice system...
3:09 am on Thursday July 9, 2009

Man on 'watch list' charged in murder of youth; Crime reform called for

Rafael Sinclair Horlbeck, 22, and his brother, Leon Willis Horlbeck, 32, have been charged in the early-July slaying of 15-year-old Jermel Tyler Brown. Read more stories on this subject in our crime topic page. While Leon's criminal record is...
8:30 am on Wednesday July 8, 2009

Community grieves after slaying of youth (updated)

Update July 9: Two brothers have been charged in the slaying, and Brown's death is being used to take a stand in favor of crime reform. Read more over here. Update July 8: According to The Post and Courier, Charleston Police have arrested two men...