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Cane Bay man charged with murder for deadly shooting inside home

Wade Williamson (Berkeley County Detention Center).jpg
Wade Williamson (Berkeley County Detention Center).jpg

A Cane Bay homeowner who shot and killed a man inside his home April 8 has been charged with murder.

Wade Williamson, 35, of Decatur Drive in Summerville turned himself into Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputies on Sunday, BCSO Chief Deputy Mike Cochran confirms.

Williamson is being held at the Hill Finklea Detention Center on the murder charge and an additional charge of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

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Williamson will appear before a magistrate in bond court Monday morning at 9 a.m., Cochran says, but bond court judges cannot set bond on murder charges in South Carolina, so Williamson likely will remain in jail until he can appear before a circuit judge for bond consideration in the near future.

Williamson is accused of shooting and killing Liam Vernon, 35, of Summerville. The sheriff's office says a murder warrant was taken out on Williamson after investigators learned he and Vernon knew each other prior to the shooting.

The sheriff's office has not released information regarding a motive for the alleged crime as of Sunday night.