Hearing expected next week in deadly July 2020 shooting of Charleston College provost’s husband
CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Ninth Judicial Circuit attorney Scarlett Wilson said Tuesday that the first of three hearings will take place next week regarding those charged in the fatal shooting of Thomas DiLorenzo, the husband of the new College of Charleston Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs.
The Charleston Police Department (CPD) said DiLorenzo and his wife, Suzanne Austin, were walking near the intersection of King and Clifford streets — just blocks from the college campus — on July 17, 2020, when they were approached by individuals armed with a gun and demanding money.
DiLorenzo was shot during the attempted robbery and taken to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where he later died.
Two teenagers, aged 15 and 16, fled the scene but were later located and taken into custody. A third 15-year-old boy was arrested about a week later. Their identities have never been revealed due to their age.
Attorney Wilson said at the time that minors must undergo an assessment conducted by the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) which would provide a social history of each child and a psychological evaluation before determining whether any of the three would be judged. as an adult in the case.
Little information has been released regarding the case. But Charleston Police Department officials told News 2 on Tuesday that one of the minors in the case has been detained for nearly two years pending trial and sentencing.