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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

[SC] After 3 hung juries, ex-chief Day may return to policing?

...Laurie Day told investigators she feared for her life after her husband threw her to the floor, knocking her unconscious in front of the couple’s daughter...
Ex-police chief will not face another trial
The State
By LEE HIGGINS - lhiggins@thestate.com
Posted on Sat, Dec. 22, 2007

Laurie Day clutched her husband’s hand Friday as he choked up talking about the pain their two children have endured since his 2006 arrest on allegations he assaulted her. Stace Day, who resigned later that year as Lexington’s police chief, was tried three times on charges of criminal domestic violence. Three times there was a hung jury. There won’t be a fourth... “We believe the man is guilty, but we have no indication that the next jury... would be able to decide any better,” [
State Attorney General Henry] McMaster said... Lexington County sheriff’s deputies arrested Stace Day in September 2006 at his Coldstream community home after a fight with his wife, authorities say. Laurie Day told investigators she feared for her life after her husband threw her to the floor, knocking her unconscious in front of the couple’s daughter... It was the fourth time deputies had dealt with Day and his wife in a domestic issue, but the first time anyone was charged... Stace Day resigned from his job Oct. 2, 2006, halting a 22-year career in law enforcement. Laurie Day filed for divorce later that month. But the couple reconciled by the holidays, before the first trial began. In court, Laurie Day recanted statements police said she made to them... The couple have been in marriage counseling. They renewed their wedding vows on Valentine’s Day and bought a chocolate Labrador retriever. The family also has been baptized together. Stace Day, who delivers papers for The State newspaper, said he has not decided whether he will return to law enforcement. Laurie Day works at a Columbia credit union... “Our marriage is as strong as it’s ever been,” Stace Day said. “We’ve continued to grow this year, even though we’ve had this shadow over us. I love and adore Laurie. She’s been my rock during this time period”...
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1 comment:

  1. [SC] 3rd MIstrial for then-Chief Day & recanting wife Laurie
    http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2007/12/sc-3rd-mistrial-for-then-chief-day.html

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