‘Can’t undo death’: Rock Hill man, convicted of killing parents in 1997, still appeals

THE HERALD, 24 NOVEMBER 2017, FEAT. PROF. KENNETH GAINES AND PROF. COLIN MILLER:

Twenty years ago, Terry and Earl Robertson were beaten and stabbed to death in their Rock Hill home. Their son, James Robertson was charged and convicted of the killings.

Robertson, known as “Jimmy,” has been on South Carolina’s death row for 18 years, since his 1999 conviction for double murder, armed robbery and credit card fraud.

Saturday, Nov. 25 is the 20th anniversary of the murders and subsequent arrest. The deaths, and the ensuing trial, captured the nation’s attention and continues to do so. This weekend, there will be a TV special focusing on the Rock Hill case.

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