Rock Hill, SC-A York County teen has been charged in the killings of two Rock Hill men who were found shot to death in a car.
Sam Saadiq Robinson, 16, of York County was arrested in Charlotte and is being charged as an adult. Because of his age, Robinson is not eligible to face the death penalty under South Carolina law, York County prosecutors said. Although the 16th Circuit Solicitor’s Office has not commented specifically on the case, prosecutors said no one younger than age 18 is eligible for capital punishment.
Police say Zuinquarius McCrorey, 20, and Malik’s McCullough, 23, were found shot to death inside a vehicle on February 23 at the intersection of Chestnut St and Jones Ave in Rock Hill. Rock Hill Police Captain Brent Allmon who supervises the department’s criminal investigations division said Robinson knew the victims. The nature of their relationship and the motive has not been released.
McCrorey and McCullough were in the front seats of the Chevy Impala when they were shot and killed, police said. The car then went off the road and hit a fence. Robinson is awaiting an extradition hearing in Mecklenburg County court. It is unknown when he will return to York County to face the two murder charges. Extradition can take hours or weeks.
Robinson could waive extradition and be returned to South Carolina as early as Tuesday. However, he has the legal right to oppose extradition. If Robinson fights extradition, police will have to ask the governors of South Carolina and North Carolina to issue a warrant that forces Robinson to be returned to South Carolina where police will serve arrest warrants against him. A conviction for murder in South Carolina carries a minimum of 30 years in prison. Robinson will likely face more charges after he is returned to South Carolina.