GOOSE CREEK, S.C. — The Goose Creek man accused of shooting two people and then burning and burying their bodies in his backyard faced a judge on murder charges.
James Loftis received a $250,000 bond and will be placed on house arrest.
On Sunday, March 6, the bodies of 46-year-old Guma Dubar and 32-year-old James Cody Newland were found buried in Loftis’ backyard.
Loftis claimed the murders was self-defense. His lawyer cited the State’s “Castle Doctrine” as a reason he should be granted bond.