Shooting Victim the Witness in a First Degree Murder Case

The North Myrtle Beach Police Department turned to the community when they needed help tracking down two persons of interest believed to have been involved in the fatal shooting that took place outside of a local cafeteria in connection to a deadly shooting outside a North Myrtle Beach restaurant.


The police department released pictures of the two men who witnesses say were with the victim on the night before she was murdered. The images the police department used were ones taken from the victim’s cell phone.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts, please notify the police as soon as possible so they can take the steps needed to resolve the case. The police believe that the suspect is driving a white, four door car.

The shooting victim has been identified as Amanda Fisher who was just 29 years old when she died. Local police first learned about the shooting at about 11:00 a.m. when a call was made that a shooting had taken place in the K&W Cafeteria parking lot on Highway 17 North.

0709kwshooting04Witness statements lead the investigators to believe that Fisher was sitting inside a white car with a man at the time of the incident and that the man drew a gun and shot her while they were both inside the car. After shooting Fisher, investigators believe the man shoved her from the car before driving away.

The investigation eventually led to the arrest of two men from North Carolina who have been charged with Fisher’s murder: Nicolas McIver, 20, and Terrell Freeman 29.

“Freeman was picked up for having violated parole on another matter,” Dowling said, referring to a violation of that parole agreement. “McIver was picked up for having burned the victim’s car and possessing a stolen motor vehicle.”

This is not the first time Freeman has found himself facing serious criminal charges. In 2012, he was convicted of 2008 manslaughter.

Investigators have not yet released whether or not either Freeman or McIver have a link to the shooting death of Johnny Peay who was killed in 2012. When Peay was killed, Fisher was dating Deonte Lanier, who was charged with first-degree murder in Peay’s death.

The prosecution in the case forced Fisher to testify against Lanier. At the time of her testimony, Fisher made it very obvious to the jury that she was a reluctant witness and revealed that her decision to move to Myrtle Beach was triggered by a desire to avoid being subpoenaed. In order to ensure that Fisher actually appeared at the trial, se was arrested.


Although she did testify, Fisher’s trial statement didn’t mesh with the information she originally gave the officers assigned to Peay’s case. The trial ended with a hung jury.

“This is a tragic case and I hope that an investigation doesn’t reveal that insufficient measures were taken to provide protection to this young woman following her testimony,” said Joseph Sandefur, managing partner of Joe and Martin, a top personal injury firm with an office headquartered in Myrtle Beach.
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Pinecrest Police Capture Man Accused of Impersonating an FBI Agent and Armed Robbery

It’s difficult to tell which is more alarming, that Adam Gil exposed himself to female security guard, Nadia Philogene, or that he was willing to impersonate and FBI agent while he did so.

epic-1-mugThe police report about Adam Gil’s arrest states that on July 3, the 32 year old man approached Philogene while she was working in the 4000 block of Aurora Street. He promptly told her that he was an FBI agent and tried to get her to hand him her identification.

“He told me, ‘I am FBI and I need to see your ID.’ And I said, ‘No, no,’ and he said, ‘Stop, I need to see it’ and I said, ‘I don’t have the ID,’” Philogene recalled. “I said, ‘If you want my ID, call my supervisor,’ and he said, ‘I am not going to call anybody and he took my phone and my radio.’”

It was at this point that Gil grabbed her and exposed himself to her.  Philogene is still troubled by the experience. “He exposed himself. This made me feel bad.  Have nightmares about this and I feel bad.”

Coral Gables police responded to Philogene’s call for help, but where unable to find the man she described. The police report that when Philogene reported the crime, they they did find a surveillance camera that recorded the entire episode and helped them to put together a really good description of her attacker.

It took ten days before an anonymous source called in and reported that someone who fit Gil’s description had just allegedly committed a strong armed robbery. Pinecrest plie officers were quick to respond to the call and hurried to the scene of the ongoing armed robbery where they captured Gil, who bore a remarkable resemblance to the fake FBI agent described by Philogene.

When she was shown a photo line up, Philogene had no trouble picking out Gil’s photo. Pincecrest police officers converged on the location and detained Gil. Investigators conducted a photo lineup and Philogene positively identified Gil.

Edward Hudak“We got a call from your viewers and this worked. The community worked with us to get this person off the street,” Coral Gables Police Chief Edward Hudak said. “I feel we definitely prevented more serious victimization of someone else and this was a good day for us and a good day for citizens around. This guy could have done something that was worse.”

Philogene is grateful that the police apprehended Gil, but he story doesn’t have a happy ending. When the security company who employed Philogene learned of the story, the fired her. They claim that they didn’t need her to handle collection work any more, but she suspects that it has something to do with the incident with Gil.

“I’m very glad that the police apprehended this man before he did something even worse than FBI impersonation and exposing himself,” said Joe and Martin, managing partners at Joe and Martin Firm from South Carolina. “I hope that the young woman who was victimized pursues the matter of her employment and is able to prove that she was let go for unfair reasons.”

If you have been attacked and injured while working, contact us and learn how we can help you get the legal settlement you deserve. Just be sure to hire a right man for this job. Don’t hesitate to pay more if an attorney asking for more, you know you will get your settlement much more that a attorney fee. Just be smart and choose wisely.



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Teen Lured from California Home and Shot Multiple Times

Most people feel safe when they’re tucked inside of their own home, but one teenager in Overbrook discovered just how dangerous his home could be when a gunman used a burning chair to lure the unsuspecting teen out of him home and then opened fire on the teen.

The incident took place on the corner of 56th Street and Lebanon Avenue. The victim was a 19 year old male who saw something burning on his front porch near midnight. A plastic lawn chair had been set on fire to serve as a lure to get the boy out of the house, turning him into a target for the gunman.

Police officers who responded to the call believe that once the teen realized he was under fire, the teen tried to return to the house and to shut the front door, but it didn’t do any good. The gunman continued to fire. Three bullets penetrated the front door and lodged into the teen victim’s chest.

EMT drivers hurried the injured teenager to Presbyterian Hospital where he was listed as being in critical condition. When questioned by the police, the victim’s roommates claimed to not know of any reason that anyone would want to shoot their friend. They also deny knowing the gunman, but they did admit that he was driving a silver Mercedes and they were pretty sure that it’s someone who lives in the neighborhood. According to the roommates, the gunman has been involved in previous incidents.


Right now, the police department hasn’t made any arrests, though they’re looking for businesses and homes in the neighborhood with the hopes that someone will have a surveillance camera that taped the incident. If they can get an image of the license plate, they’ll be able to track down the vehicle’s owner.

Attorney Drew Warren of California’s top personal injury law firm was shocked by the report. “I’m speechless. During my career, I’ve encountered many horrible things, heard stories I could barely believe were true, but there’s something about this tale that makes my blood run cold. I can’t imagine how much cunning, determination, and patience the shooter used in an attempt to get the teen to leave the house. I can’t help wondering if he shot the correct teen, or if he had intended for one of the roommates to walk out that front door. Did he even realize which of the occupants he fired on?”

390017_origIf the shooter is found, they will be arrested and charges will be filed against them. If you or someone you love finds themselves in a similar situation, you shouldn’t let the fact that criminal charges have been placed against the person prevent you from speaking to a lawyer about the pros and cons of filing a personal injury claim. After listening to your story, your experienced personal injury lawyer will sort through the details of your case and advice you about your best course of legal action.



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Angry Mothers Flood the Court System with Zofran Lawsuits

Motion-Filed-To-Consolidate-Zofran-Lawsuits-in-PhiladelphiaIn Arkansas a woman has filed a Zofran lawsuits against the drug’s manufacture, GlaxoSmithKline. She states that it’s her belief that her use of Zofran caused her unborn child to develop numerous birth defects including a clubfoot, cleft palate, and respiratory distress syndrome. Following his birth, her son was forced to go through an intense series of medical surgeries and treatments in order to treat many of the congenital birth defects.

While she was pregnant, the plaintiff’s doctor urged her to use Zofran to help with the severe bouts of nausea she experienced during her pregnancy. Although the plaintiff has had three children via natural child birth, she only used Zofran for one of the pregnancies and that child is the only one born to her with birth defects.

On its own, the story is tragic, but it’s not an isolated case. Throughout the country hundreds of parents are flocking to the court house to file Zofran lawsuits. Each of these lawsuits states that as a result of the drug, a child developed birth defects. Some of the birth defects have resulted in fatalities. Birth defects listed in the Zofran lawsuits include:

  • transposition of the greater vessels
  • ventricular septal defect
  • clubfoot
  • respiratory distress
  • cleft lip and palate
  • tetralogy of fallot
  • atrial septal defect

In their court documents, many plaintiffs complaint that the FDA failed to issue its approval for the drug to be prescribed to expectant mothers. They also feel that GlaxoSmithKline failed to run suitable clinical trials to see what potential side effects the anti-nausea drug would trigger in unborn children.


The fact that Zofran wasn’t formally tested hasn’t stopped GlaxoSmithKline from using a controversial marketing practice that’s referred to as “off-label” promotion to encourage expectant mothers to use the drug to ease their morning sickness. The way the marketing materials read, it seemed as if Zofran had been properly tested and that Ob/Gyns could safely prescribe it to patients who struggled with severe morning sickness.

The sheer number of cases that have made their way to courts all over the nation has prompted the judicial system to take the cases and consolidate them before transferring them to a single court. The Zofran lawsuits identification is multidistrict litigation number 2657.

Both the women who used Zofran and the children who suffered as a result of the drug have legal rights and taking the matter to court is the best way to get a settlement the family can use to help pay medical expenses and make sure their child has the care needed to enjoy a high quality of life.

A0442000Filing a Zofran lawsuit accomplishes two things. First it lays the groundwork for you to receive a settlement you can use to help cover your child’s medical expenses. The second thing the lawsuit does is force GlaxoSmithKline and the FDA to acknowledge that Zofran can have serious side effect that need to be carefully weighed against drugs potential benefits so that future expectant mothers can make a choice that’s right for both them and their unborn child.

If your child was harmed by Zofran, contact an experienced attorney today!



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Minnesota Mechanic Wins $9.1 Million In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

When Joseph Lakoskey went to North Memorial Medical Center to have his bowel surgically repaired, he didn’t expect his life to be irrevocably changed. Upon waking, he discovered that his spinal cord had been damaged during the surgery.

When Lakoskey was admitted to the hospital, he had flu-like symptoms. The medical staff pumped fluids into him right up to the point where his perforated bowel injury was discovered. The fluids he’d been receiving for his dehydration ceased while he was prepped for emergency surgery. Unfortunately, the dehydration triggered a drop in his blood pressure, which led to spinal cord injury that resulted in permanent paralysis.

Following the accident, Lakoskey underwent an intense physical therapy program that helped him gain partial mobility in his legs. He tried to maintain a normal life and continued to work, but he discovered it just wasn’t possible for him to work as a mechanic and he was forced to sell his oil change business. He intends to use his settlement to pay his living expenses, replace his worn out wheelchair, and restart his physical therapy.

During the trial, Lakoskey’s lawyer argued that his client, “wants nothing more than to have his life and ability to walk back. This verdict will provide him with the resources he needs to live as independent a life as possible.”

Since 1990, there have been several medical malpractice cases in Minnesota, but only two that have resulted in a larger settlement. One was awarded to a nurse who was improperly monitored during a surgery. The second was an $11 million settlement won by parents after a medical error resulted in the death of their baby. Medical negligence is a huge problem in the American healthcare industry. It’s estimated that more than 98,000 deaths are connected to medical errors during a single year.

Medical malpractice cases aren’t easy cases to prosecute, especially in New York. It is your responsibility to prove that you were injured as a result of medical negligence and that your injury should have been prevented. To do that, you’ll need the assistance of medical malpractice attorneys in NYC.

The medical malpractice attorneys in NYC will collect your medical records and attempt to prove that your injury does result from medical negligence. Proving that you’re the victim of medical malpractice is just one aspect of your case. Your team of medical malpractice attorneys in NYC needs to do more than cover your current medical expenses, they also need to seek a settlement that provides you with the funding needed to handle all of your future medical and living expenses.

The ideal time to start searching for a team of medical malpractice attorneys in NYC to handle your case is as soon as possible. The longer you delay, the harder it’s going to be to prove your case. It’s important to take action if you were the victim of medical malpractice.  By speaking out, you can insure no one else ever experiences a similar painful and life altering experience.

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