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Grovetown Man who Sold Deadly Dose of Fentanyl to Friend Pleads to Reduced Charge


A Columbia County man accused of murder after selling a friend pills laced with a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl pleaded guilty to a reduced charge Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Colin Magill, 31, pleaded guilty in Columbia County Superior Court to possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute. He was indicted earlier this year on felony murder charges in the July 2019 death of Alex King, 28.

Alex King, victim

King’s mother and stepfather, with whom he lived, strongly opposed the Wednesday’s outcome.

“Every parent’s greatest fear is my reality,” Laura King told Judge Sheryl B. Jolly.

For the full story as well as the sentence, the defense attorney’s statement and more reaction from King’s family, click here to read The Augusta Press story. (Subscription required).

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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