Jury finds man guilty of murder, attempted murder
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A jury found a man guilty of murder on Thursday for a 2012 shooting that happened after an argument with the mother of the man's child, according to a release from the Ninth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's office.
In addition to the murder charge, Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said Torren Eady was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
According to a release, on April 6, 2012, Eady and the mother of his son argued about Eady's new girlfriend while Eady was watching their son.
The boy's mother and her friends then went to Eady's house of Leland Street to get the child.
After they left, the release states Eady drove downtown and came back with his brother and another man who was carrying a long gun.
At about 10 p.m., Eady went to Success Street where Adrian King, Gabrielle McCulley and Antione Foster were sitting on the porch, said Wilson. After a short exchange, Eady started shooting.
Wilson said one bullet hit King in the head and another passed through Brown's thigh and into the home. Two other bullets went through the door of the home and into a wall.
According to the release, King died on the way to MUSC.
Wilson said Eady ran to his house and had his girlfriend take him and his brother downtown.
Eady hid for 10 days and was arrested at his aunt's house, said Wilson.
An eyewitness and Eady's girlfriend provided police with information that implicated Eady in the crimes. At the trial, those witnesses also provided the context and motive for the crime, said Wilson.
Eady was sentenced to 45 years in prison on the murder charge, 10 years for each attempted murder charge and five years for the firearms charge.