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Case of fatal shooting over towing to go to trial

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

The lawyers for Preston Oates say they will not file for another retrial appeal sending the case to trial. Oates is accused of fatally shooting Carlos Olivera on Dec. 24, 2010.

His lawyers tried to get the case thrown out by using South Carolina's Castle Doctrine, which has been tying up the case.

But after South Carolina made changes to statute, the appeals court denied Oates' appeal. A court date for the trial has not been set yet.

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