Georgetown man serving life without parole wants new trial

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Updated: Nov. 26, 2020 at 9:03 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A Georgetown County man sentenced to life in prison without parole for kidnapping, assault and battery with intent to kill and several other crimes wants a new trial.

Deputies say in 2009, Rondell Carter was caught while he drove a victim to a convenience store to cash a ransom check. That victim told deputies there were two more victims being held hostage at a home in Georgetown County. Our sister station, WMBF, covered the case in 2009. The Sheriff’s Office SWAT team responded to the home finding the two female victims inside.

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Carter has tried to appeal this case a few times. Court documents show Carter believes he had “ineffective” counsel for his previous trial and appeal.

He has been a Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville serving life without parole.

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