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Man accused of attempted homicide
Gregory Frechette sits next to his attorney during a preliminary hearing inside the Lafayette County Courthouse in Darlington Tuesday. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
DARLINGTON - The attorney for a 34-year-old Darlington man accused of attempting to kill his girlfriend by suffocating her said his client cannot comprehend the nature of the charges against him. Gregory R. Frechette appeared Tuesday in Lafayette County Circuit Court, where his attorney Frank Medina said that due to a previous accident in which Frechette suffered a serious head injury, Frechette is unable to comprehend the seriousness of the charges and the nature of the court proceedings. Frechette is charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide, a Class A felony, and one count of strangulation, a Class H felony.