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First witnesses heard in Tribble case
Trial of former deputy charged in inmate beating opens Thursday
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The civil rights trial of former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble Jr. began with opening arguments a little after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Opening statements at the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Courthouse in Columbia provided different interpretations of Tribble’s actions on the night of Aug. 5, 2010. Tribble is accused of violating Charles Shelley’s civil rights by striking him repeatedly with an asp in the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC), fracturing one of his legs.

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