Grand jury for Marine shooting case postponed

By MATT MCNAB | The Island Packet (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) | Published: January 24, 2014

A grand jury hearing for five people charged in a Nov. 23 attempted robbery that left a Marine dead of a gunshot wound was postponed Thursday until Feb. 20, according to a spokesman for the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office.

Spokesman Daniel Brownstein said the case was delayed last week to give the prosecutor more time to review it.

On Nov. 23, Pfc. Jerrit Timberson, 20, and Pfc. Kelsey Dent, 18, attempted to rob Beaufort resident Karl Lyttle with fake guns during a marijuana deal, authorities have said. Lyttle, 21, pulled a real gun and shot Timberson, who later died.

Dent was charged with armed robbery. He was also charged with criminal conspiracy along with three others: Timberson's wife, Champagne White-Timberson, 19, and Marines Pfc. Brandi Hardy, 20, and Pfc. Sierra Powers, 19.

Lyttle was charged with two marijuana offenses, but has not been charged with shooting Timberson. More charges could be added when the case reaches the grand jury next month.


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