McCravy

County Bank

Home | Facebook | Twitter
GwdToday | Greenwood, SC
News
• Greenwood
• Lakelands & beyond
• School & College
• Sports
• Church News
• Events
• Notices
• Religious
• Occasions
• Crime
GwdMarket
• Promotions
• Classifieds
• Employment
• Yard Sales
• Add Product/Service
• Add Classifieds

Bayberry Inn Oct 2015
Crime Network
• Arrest Reports
• SC Sex Offenders
Obituaries
• Obituaries

advertisement




home : news : lakelands & beyond February 23, 2018



1/29/2018 12:01:00 PM
Abbeville County domestic killer sentenced to life in prison

Abbeville, S.C. – Following a week-long trial that stretched into the early evening hours Friday, an Abbeville County jury returned guilty verdicts on an Iva man who killed his long-time girlfriend in November 2016.

Charles Tillman, 48, of 1083 Bell Road, Iva, was found guilty of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime after just over two hours of deliberation by the jury.

Circuit Judge Frank Addy sentenced Tillman to life in prison after hearing from the victim’s father as well as from Tillman’s lawyer, Greenwood attorney Charles Grose.

On November 8, 2016, Tillman called 911 just after 6 p.m. to report that his girlfriend, 30-year-old Christie Lynn Stutler, had apparently shot herself while he was at work. Through the course of the investigation by the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office, investigators determined that Tillman beat Stutler, and eventually shot Stutler with a .22 caliber rifle.

Deputy Solicitor Yates Brown and Assistant Solicitor Micah Black prosecuted the case for the state, with assistance from 8th Circuit Inv. Chris Wilkie. Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo praised the work of his staff along with Lt. Matthew Graham and Sgt.

Jeffrey Hines of the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office in securing the conviction.

"Domestic killers have plagued our state for far too long," said Solicitor Stumbo after the jury returned the verdict.

"The fantastic teamwork by Sheriff (Ray) Watson's investigators and our prosecutors ensured that this battererturned-killer received the justice that he deserves."

  



Health Related Home Care




Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search









Life
Home | Facebook | Twitter
GwdToday.com • 720 Montague Ave Suite 314 • Greenwood • SC • 29649 • News@GwdToday.com
Software © 1998-2018 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved