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Lowcountry man files lawsuit for false accusation

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BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

A Bluffton man facing a manslaughter charge is now suing two Beaufort County law enforcement agencies. 

The Island Packet reports that William Moreland, 33, has filed a lawsuit against the Bluffton Police Dept. and the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office saying he was falsely accused in the shooting death of his neighbor 50-year-old Thomas Mullins Jr.

Moreland said he shot Mullins in self defense in November 2010 after Mullins threatened him and his girlfriend. Moreland's trial has not yet started.

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