Accused Murderer of Mark Meadows Acquitted

Accused Murderer of Mark Meadows Acquitted

John Herndon, the accused murderer of Mark Meadows, was found not guilty Friday, Nov. 8, after a week long trial at the Edgefield County Court House.

Herndon had pled not guilty to the 2012 murder of Meadows citing self defense.  Meadows died from stab wounds to the throat, stomach, and lower chest after an evening with Herndon and two females went awry.

As related in our initial coverage of the May 28, 2012 incident, the four were reportedly drinking at a home at 218 Holmes St. when the two females left the scene.  They returned to find Meadows dead.  Herndon was subsequently charged with murder.

The lawyer for Herndon argued he killed Meadows in self defense using Meadows’ own criminal history to bolster this defense.

Of the verdict, Edgefield Chief of Police Ronnie Carter said his department was very disappointed.


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