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Allendale man's death still unexplained

We're continuing to follow the story of a man killed during a regular traffic stop with an Allendale police officer.

The details of the controversial shooting should, by law, be public information.

A few weeks ago, News 12 filed the legal paperwork to get the details of 33-year-old Michael Moore's death.

The police department says an officer shot Moore in self-defense during a routine traffic stop.

The family claims it was unnecessary force.

Yesterday was the deadline for the department to provide the incident report. When we asked for it, they told us "no comment".

We have contacted the solicitor to ask what our next step should be in getting the incident report. We have also filed an additional public records request to get his personnel file.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division took over the investigation into Michael Moore's death. They tell News 12 it is still ongoing.

Aiken County man found shot in own home

An Aiken County family awaits justice in the murder of a loved one after 36-year-old Phillip Morris, Jr. was found shot in the stomach early yesterday morning.

Investigators say he went to answer the door in the back of his mobile home just after midnight Tuesday when he was shot.

His girlfriend, Joy Henderson, saw it all happen.

"These boys came to the door, he opened it, and I tried to help but I couldn't do nothing," she told News 12.

Investigators have no leads on the case; however, they are looking for two men. One was wearing a multi-colored shirt and blue jean shorts. There is no description on the other suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers. You may be eligible for a reward.

Behzadian sentencing today

MCG researcher Dr. Mohammad Ali Behzadian will be sentenced today.

Behzadian was found guilty last month of two misdemeanors: second degree vehicular homicide and driving on the wrong side of the road.

18-year-old Lakeside High student Brandon Layton died in the head-on accident on River Watch Parkway back in 2003.

Questions surround Ronnie Few's residency

One year of residency in Richmond County isn't looking so good for Ronnie Few's mayoral candidacy.

Voters still want an answer as to why he filed paperwork in Columbia County's tax office.

The confusion stems from a homestead exemption application he signed for an Evans home.

A mayoral candidate must live within Richmond County for one year before the election in November in order to be eligible.

Few claims he's been residing at Augusta's Port Royal since 2003.

"I wasn't going down there to do anything with a homestead exemption, I was going down because I wanted to find out why they were showing that my taxes weren't paid," Few said.

Few admits he owned the property in Evans, but says it's no different than all his other investments in Washington, DC, and Atlanta.

He says signing the homestead exemption was a mistake.

But last April, by signing the exemption, he swore he "actually occupied" the Columbia County residence.

Barton Corbin jury to be selected Monday

The jury for the Barton Corbin murder case will be selected Monday in Gwinnett County.

Corbin is the dentist charged with killing his wife, Jennifer, at their Buford home in December 2004.

He is also accused of murder in the 1990 shooting death of his college girlfriend, Dolly Hearn, in Augusta.

Corbin maintains his innocence in both cases.

The court has ruled evidence from the Hearn case may be used in the trial in Gwinnett County.


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