Four more men charged in shooting death of South Carolina student

CHARLESTON, South Carolina Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:33pm EST

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CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Four more men have been charged by South Carolina State Police in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old South Carolina State University student, one of 10 school shootings this month.

Darius Frazier and Raymone Sinclair Reed, both 23, Kevin Alonzo Winningham, 22, and Shannon Deandre Davis, 27, were arrested on Thursday and charged on Friday as accessories after the fact of murder, police Lieutenant Wayne Wood said on Friday. Two of them were released on bail and two were being held, he said.

Police had already charged Justin Bernard Singleton, a 19-year-old sophomore at the same college, with shooting Brandon Robinson in the neck while the two were arguing outside a residence hall on January 24. Robinson died at a nearby hospital.

University officials have said Robinson was a player on the school's football team and a junior majoring in industrial engineering technology.

His funeral service and burial are scheduled for Saturday, according to an obituary in the Orangeburg Times-Democrat newspaper.

South Carolina State University has an enrollment of about 3,200 students. Orangeburg, a city of nearly 14,000 people, is about 75 miles northwest of Charleston.

The group Mayors Against Illegal Guns has said there have been 10 shootings at U.S. schools and college campuses so far in 2014.

(Reporting by Harriet McLeod Editing by Edith Honan, Toni Reinhold)

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Comments (3)
TheNewWorld wrote:
No mention of race? No pictures of those arrested? Why does the media seem to single out only one race to race bait?

Jan 31, 2014 9:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dumspirospero wrote:
@TheNewWorld

In what way is race relevant to this article? If you seek that kind of infotainment, you should check out fox or cnn. In the mean time please allow Reuters to continue to publish news worth reading. Thanks.

Feb 01, 2014 1:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:
@dumspirospero

How was race important in the Zimmerman trial. Reuters loved playing up that Zimmerman was white and Martin was black. They post photos of white male shooters in their anti-gun stories. I am just commenting on the obvious bias between the different set of stories.

Feb 01, 2014 3:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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