Man gets 45 years for Brunswick County woman’s murder

Two different verdicts were handed down by an Horry County jury Friday for two North Carolina men who had been charged with murder after a woman’s death in North Myrtle Beach in 2016, according to a news release.

Nicholas Jacob McIver, 22, of Charlotte, N.C., was convicted of murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and grand larceny with a value of $2,000 to $10,000.

Terrell Freeman, 31, also of Charlotte, however, was convicted only of grand larceny with a value of $2,000 to $10,000.

The trial started Monday and ended with a verdict on Friday.

On July 9, 2016, police say they got a call around 11 a.m. saying a woman had been shot and was lying in the middle of the parking lot of the K&W Cafeteria off Highway 17 North in North Myrtle Beach.

The North Myrtle Beach police chief said it appeared that she was shot inside a car and then pushed out.

The woman was later identified as 29-year-old Amanda Fisher, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office.

According to a news release, an investigation led authorities to Charlotte, where Fisher’s car was found burned later that day. A few days following the shooting, McIver and Freeman were arrested in the case. Evidence and witness testimony showed that Fisher and her cousin had met the men hours earlier the day she was killed. Fisher was driving to Myrtle Beach with the men in her car when she was fatally shot while stopped in the restaurant parking lot.

“There are no words to express the loss of a young life like this,” said George DeBusk, a senior assistant solicitor who, along with assistant solicitor Seth Oskin, prosecuted the case for the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. “We appreciate the work by officers with the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety and those in Charlotte, in bringing these men to justice in Ms. Fisher’s death.”

Circuit Court Judge Steven H. John sentenced McIver to 45 years in prison for murder and five years each for the weapon and grand larceny charges. The sentences will run concurrently, according to a news release.

Freeman was sentenced to five years in prison on his charge.

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