Michael Beaty

The South Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of Michael Beaty, of Clinton. Almost 5 years ago, Beaty strangled to death his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Emily-Anna Asbill, 19, of Clinton. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole....
TODAY: 2015-000718 The State, Respondent, v. Michael Vernon Beaty Jr., Appellant.   Rauch Wise, of Greenwood and E. Charles Grose, of the Grose Law Firm, of Greenwood for Appeallant. Attorney General Alan Wilson, Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka and Assistant Attorney General Susannah R....
Defense attorneys for Michael Vernon Beaty Jr., of Clinton, and SC Attorney General's Office and other prosecutors want clarification about a SC Supreme Court affirmation of Beaty's murder conviction - and they are going back to court. Beaty is serving a life without the possibility of parole in...
Beaty’s case could come for future re-hearings on State, defense motions   The South Carolina Supreme Court has been asked by the two opposing sides in the Michael Beaty murder case to re-hear arguments about legal points. In a Dec. 29 opinion based on a hearing in Columbia, the justices re-...
A majority of the South Carolina Supreme Court has affirmed the murder conviction of Michael Vernon Beaty Jr. of Clinton (with photo gallery). Beaty was convicted in late January, 2015 of the June, 2013 strangulation death of his girlfriend, 19-year-old Emily Anna Asbill, also of Clinton. Her death...
  Attorneys for Michael Beaty, of Clinton, this week filed an appeal of his Feb. 2015 murder conviction in Laurens County General Sessions Court, with the SC Court of Appeals. The document asks the Appeals Court to decide if a new trial is to be ordered, based on 8 questions. They are: 1) Did the...

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