WALTERBORO, S.C. — A 9-year-old girl managed to hide from a gunman who shot her in the leg before the man killed three members of her family during a robbery in a small South Carolina town, according to arrest warrants.
Authorities added charged of kidnapping, robbery and weapon violations against 18-year-old Kenneth Chisholm on Thursday from the May 16 killings in a Ruffin home.
Chisholm was invited into the home, but eventually confined the family and robbed them before killing 46-year-old Phillip Miller, 52-year-old Lori Miller and their 13-year-old son Vincent Miller, according to the warrants.
The couple’s granddaughter was shot in the leg but hid from Chisholm and was able to tell investigators exactly what happened, authorities said.
Chisholm denied the charges, saying he was sorry for what the family is going through. He said he was working at the time of the shootings.
“I’m not the guy. I promise I’m not the guy,” Chisholm said before a judge denied him bond.
Investigators found marijuana at the home but wouldn’t say exactly how much, only that it was more than what’s considered for personal use.
Authorities this week also added three charges of accessory after the fact against 19-year-old La Shay Jaire Aiken. She was outside the home on U.S. Highway 21 when Chisholm killed the family and she drove him away even after finding out what happened, according to arrest warrants.
Colleton County Sheriff Andy Strickland announced Friday he was giving a $2,500 reward from cracking the case to someone who made an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip.