York County honors deputy slain 20 years ago

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- York County sheriff's deputies are wearing black bands around their badges to honor a fellow officer killed in the line of duty 20 years ago. 

Deputy Brent McCants was shot during a traffic stop in Rock Hill on Sept. 25, 1992. The sheriff's office also lowered its flags to half-staff Tuesday. 

Two men were convicted in McCants' death. Authorities say 46-year-old Mar-reece Hughes remains on death row. He asked to drop all his appeals and be executed, but he was ruled mentally incompetent to make that decision. 

A jury deadlocked over whether to sentence 43-year-old Dwayne Forney to death, so he is serving a life sentence.
 

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