Men charged with deputy's death head to court

COLLETON CO., SC (WTOC) - Two men accused of killing a sheriff's deputy in Colleton County will face a judge on Wednesday.

Jacoby Fields and Travis Harris are charged with the murder of Dennis Compton. Harris had pleaded not guilty and asked for a jury trial. Fields said nothing in court.

Two of the defense attorneys have been asked to be removed from the case and the judge granted their request.

Solicitor Duffie Stone has also officially asked for the death penalty in this case.

Compton was killed in the line of duty while checking on a burglar alarm at a home.

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