Court affidavit suggests Lion murder was a failed robbery

Marley Lion (Provided)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- According to an affidavit, the death of Marley Lion was a result of what was originally a plan of a group of men to commit a robbery at a sports bar.

"When Marley Lion pulled up, he interrupted their plan and they decided to rob him instead," the affidavit states.

Marley Lion was found next to his parked vehicle in the Famous Joe's Bar and Grill just after 4 a.m. on June 16. Police say he was shot several times, but before his death told them, "they tried to rob me."

On Tuesday, July 31, the day that would have been Lion's 18th birthday, Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen announced the arrest of four men charged in Lion's death.

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