The Transylvania Times -

By Kevin Fuller
Staff Writer 

Charles O'Shields Testifies In Murder Case-Brevard NC


Charles O'Shields, the man accused of murdering 27-year-old Toby Mathis, of Rosman, to avenge his own son's death, took the stand and testified for several hours on Monday.

O'Shields, 49, admitted to being the man shown on security footage from Dollar General store in Rosman on April 6, 2011 who appears to walk into the store and, from witness testimony, shoots and kills Mathis and then leaves the store, but claims he did not remember pulling the trigger.

"Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Toby. I saw his face," O'Shields told jurors. "And that's the last thing I remember."

O'Shields' defe...

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