2018-03-12 / State News

Affidavit: 4 South Carolina family members slain were beaten

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Arrest records show detectives believe four members of a South Carolina family were beaten to death in a home.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that arrest affidavits released Sunday said the four appeared to have died of blunt-force trauma. The Charleston County Coroner's Office said the victims found in a home near Mount Pleasant ranged in age from 15 to 72.

More than 50 family and friends of the dead gathered in a courtroom Sunday, but the man accused of the killings refused to make a first court appearance.

Multiple media organizations reported that 22-yearold Lovequawn Matthew Shaire Scott faces murder charges in the Saturday slayings. The Post and Courier reported that Scott was related to the victims.

Officials have not discussed a possible motive for the crime.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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