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Homicide By Child Abuse ∙ Myrtle Beach Defense Lawyers

One of the most awful stories in recent years involved the trial of Miles Ferguson of Portsmouth, charged with homicide by child abuse in the death of his daughter Mylee in 2007, while vacationing in Myrtle Beach.

A front-page story in the Portsmouth Daily Times showed Ferguson and attorney L. Morgan Martin tearfully embracing as the not guilty verdict was read. This was a case of a lengthy jury trial that led to a just conclusion. The baby had never been mistreated in any way. The actual cause of death was a brain hemorrhage occurred at birth.

When the law works right, good things happen. But good things are more likely to happen when you have a hard-fighting, experienced lawyer in your corner.


In South Carolina, a person can be charged with homicide by child abuse if he or she "causes the death of a child under the age of 11 while committing child abuse or neglect, and the death occurs under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to human life." Aiding and abetting another person in abuse or neglect that leads to death can be also prosecuted as homicide.


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No two criminal charges are ever alike. In the criminal cases we handle at The Law Offices of L. Morgan Martin, we work from the first hour to understand exactly what happened. Not every case is as clear-cut as the Ferguson case. Our experience in serious criminal cases, and our deep knowledge of the criminal code and of case law, allows us to delve deeper than some other firms can go. The goal of this research is to devise a legal strategy that minimizes the damage done to you.

We have minimized the damage in hundreds of criminal cases, from murder to manslaughter to domestic violence and aggravated assault. Sometimes we succeed in having charges dismissed. Sometimes we achieve a not guilty verdict, Sometimes we succeed in having charges reduced or in reducing the punishment that may be levied.

When you or a loved one is charged with a serious crime, call the Myrtle Beach homicide by child abuse defense attorneys at The Law Offices of L. Morgan Martin. If anyone can help, we can.


Charged with a violent crime? For the best outcome, call on legal experience. Call L. Morgan Martin at 843-484-0993, toll free at 800-506-0311 — or write to us using this convenient web form.

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“If you have been charged with a crime or been involved in a serious accident, the attorney you hire may be the most important decision of your life. There is no substitute for experience and commitment.

It is too late after unsatisfactory results to second guess your decision. If you would like to discuss your case, give me a call I’ll be happy to walk through it with you. “

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The Law Offices of L. Morgan Martin P.A.
1121 3rd Avenue
Conway, SC 29526
Phone: 843-484-0993
Toll Free: 800-506-0311
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In the area of criminal defense, we have taken over 75 felony trials to verdict, including homicide and murder trials, as well as negotiated numerous favorable plea agreements.

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