Last Thursday, Western Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Patrick Haggard denied a motion for a new trial filed by convicted murderer Daniel Lamar Anglin.

On Nov. 3, 2017, a jury found Anglin guilty of the 2016 murder of his brother-in-law, Chad Ruark, whose body was found in a clandestine grave and with bullet holes in the back of his neck and skull. Anglin was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus five years.

“Evidence presented at Anglin’s trial overwhelmingly proved his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt,” said Acting Chief District Attorney Brian Patterson, describing the trial as “the most serious, complex criminal case that has been tried in Oconee County in the last 20 years.”

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