Jury Selected In Stutts Murder Trial

By Betsy Finklea

A jury was selected in the State vs. Lorenzo Inman on Monday in General Sessions Court.

Inman is charged with murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, burglary first, criminal conspiracy, grand larceny, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and failure to stop for a blue light in the August 2009 death of Mary Alice Stutts.

Inman is one of three defendants charged in the case. He is accused in the kidnapping and murder of Mary Alice Stutts, who lived at 947 West Calhoun Street in Dillon, on or about August 17, 2009. Stutts was shot in the head several times resulting in her death, according to the indictment read out in court on Monday.

The State is represented by Deputy Solicitor Kernard Redmond and Assistant Solicitor Shipp Daniel of the Fourth Circuit Solicitor’s Office. The defense is represented by Fourth Circuit Public Defender Michael Stephens and Assistant Public Defender Emily Creighton.

After the voir dire, the jurors were selected. The jury is composed of one black male, six black females, two white males, and three white females. The alternates are a white male and  a white female. There were no motions made regarding jury selection.

After the selection of the jury, court concluded for the day.