CONWAY, S.C. — A North Carolina man convicted in a 2005 double murder in South Carolina has requested a new attorney, saying he had ineffective counsel during his 2011 trial.

The Sun News reports 33-year-old Bruce Antwain Hill, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the deaths of Diane and Charles Parker Sr., requested a new attorney Tuesday, as part of an application for post-conviction relief. He had previously filed an appeal, but the state Supreme Court upheld his sentence in July 2014.

Forty-four-year-old Richard Gagnon was convicted in the Parkers’ death in 2007, but charges against him were dismissed in 2015. Hill was charged in 2009 when a DNA sample swabbed at the start of a prison sentence for a Tennessee robbery was linked to the Parkers’ death.


Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.