Sentences Cut in Killing of SC Couple in Caribbean

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A three-judge appeals panel on St. Maarten has reduced the sentences for three men convicted in the September 2012 robbery and killing of a South Carolina couple in the Caribbean Country. Solicitor General Taco Stein says the sentences for Meyshane Johnson, Jamal Jefferson Woolford, and Jeremiah Chevon Mills were all reduced on Monday. Johnson’s sentence was reduced to thirty years from a possible life sentence. Woolford’s sentence was dropped from 22 to 18 years. Mills’ sentence was cut from 28 to 25 years. The three were sentenced in May after being convicted of killing Michael and Thelma King. The Mount Pleasant couple owned a home in St. Maarten, which shares an island with the French dependency of St. Martin. Their throats were slashed and their house looted in the attack.

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