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      Re-trial in SC officer's death not until 2012

      Prosecutors in Horry County say it will be sometime next year before a man is re-tried in the 2002 shooting death of a Myrtle Beach police officer.

      Prosecutor Jimmy Richardson told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach that 33-year-old Luzenski Allen Cottrell will not face a new trial before early 2012.

      Cottrell was convicted in 2005 of shooting 28-year-old Officer Joe McGarry outside a doughnut shop in Myrtle Beach.

      The South Carolina Supreme Court overturned the conviction and death sentence in 2008, saying the jury should have been allowed to consider a possible verdict of voluntary manslaughter.

      McGarry had been with the police department for four years.

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