Coroner request opinion from SC AG following inquest into death of toddler

Elijah Washington (Credit: WCBD)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – After the Charleston County Coroner’s inquest into the 2013 death of 2-year-old Elijah Washington, we’ve learned of another development in the case.

Mark Peper, Bryan Seabrook’s attorney re-filed an emergency temporary restraining order by Seabrook and Elijah’s maternal grandmother Marty Dixon against Coroner Rae Wooten. A news conference is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. to discuss.

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We’re told Peper also plans to take the case to the federal level in an effort to eliminate the use of inquests as a legal process.

Coroner Wooten today said she requested an opinion from the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office. They agreed to provide a response.

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Solicitor Scarlett Wilson says if arrests warrants are issued, she will not proceed with the prosecution.

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