SC man with ‘Satan’ tattooed on forehead gets life in prison for murder

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David Pate

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — David Pate, a Lancaster man with “Satan” tattooed on his face and a split pierced tongue, who has been jailed since 2013 for killing a friend and leaving the body to be found, pleaded guilty to murder Thursday morning in court.

Prosecutors said Pate killed Rickey James in October of 2013 and buried his body in the woods.

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