Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Zoloft murder appeal to be argued in SC Supreme Court

From ABC News:

The South Carolina Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in the appeal of the murder conviction for a boy convicted of killing his grandparents in Chester County.

Christopher Pittman's attorneys are appealing the conviction last year in the 2001 slayings. Pittman was 12 at the time of the slaying. His attorneys said he was involuntarily intoxicated by the anti-depressant Zoloft and didn't know right from wrong.

Defense attorney Andy Vickery says there were errors in the trial and that sentencing a juvenile to 30 years in prison amounts to unconstitutional punishment.

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