Recently, a man from South Carolina was brought before the jury, being accused of shooting and killing two persons over a trifle. According to a court report, the disturbed man killed two people over unpaid taxi fare.
The court of law from South Carolina has charged James Edward Loftis with two charged with premeditated murder after he shot a taxi cab driver and his passenger who demanded cab fare from the culprit.
The disturbing account of Loftis’s tale began on Saturday, at around 10:15 p.m. A police report, mentioning the name of Loftis’s wife, says that on that evening, a police car was dispatched to Loftis’s address after a woman said that her husband plans on killing himself.
The report also mentions the fact the deranged husband kept saying that he wants to end his life because he has killed two persons. When the police arrived at the scene, they saw a disturbed man yelling out that he murdered two people whom he buried in the backyard while his wife was out of town.
Immediately after that, the Berkeley County Coroner was notified to investigate the man’s allegations. Indeed, the police officers with help from the coroner’s office unearthed the partially burned remains of two male victims.
The identity of the victims has yet to be established, but the Goose Creek investigators are doubling their efforts to ID the Loftis’s victim.
After taking the man down to the station, the police officers could pen down the whole story. According to the man’s deportation, the culprit went to a night club on Friday evening, from which he left early in the morning.
To get home with time to spare, Loftis decided to take a cab. He found one in front of the club and took it all the way to his house in South Pandora Drive. After the cab had stopped, Loftis said that he got out of the cab, forgetting to pay the taxi fare.
After the men had entered his house, the cab driver and another person who was riding with them knocked on Loftis’s door to demand that he pays his cab fare. Now, according to James Edward Loftis, the two individual barged in after the opened the door and started to threaten him.
Loftis said that he quickly grabbed his pistol and shot the two assailants eight times. He then buried the bodies in his backyard and went out to dispose of the car.
The man said that he ditched the vehicle near Old Black River Old, and, on his way home, picked up approximately five gallons of gas from a local petrol station.
The magistrates declared that Loftis cannot be released on a bond.