Man had blood on clothes when ar­rested in 4 deaths

Manteca Bulletin - - Nation -

MOUNT PLEAS­ANT, S.C. (AP) — A South Car­olina man beat his grand­par­ents, an aunt and a cousin to death and was ar­rested by of­fi­cers who noted blood on his clothes and shoes when they ar­rived, au­thor­i­ties said.

Love­quawn Matthew Shaire Scott is charged with four counts of mur­der. He re­fused to sign pa­pers and ap­pear Sun­day be­fore a mag­is­trate, up­set­ting the fam­ily of the vic­tims.

“I’m an­gered that he had the au­dac­ity to refuse to come down and face us,” Va­lerie Gil­liard-An­thony, a niece of Scott’s grand­par­ents.

Joseph Mani­gault, 72; his wife Rose Mani­gault, 69; Scott’s aunt, Kenya Mani­gault, 42; and his cousin, Faith Mani­gault, 15, were all found dead Satur­day at the Mount Pleas­ant home Scott shared with his grand­par­ents by some­one who called 911 af­ter find­ing two bod­ies in a garage, ac­cord­ing to sworn state­ments by po­lice.

Two more bod­ies were found in a bed­room, au­thor­i­ties said.

Scott, 22, was there too with an in­jured hand and blood on his clothes, af­fi­davits said.

The coroner’s of­fice said it ap­peared all four vic­tims were beaten to death, but they or­dered au­top­sies to get more in­for­ma­tion.

Charleston County deputies have not re­leased a mo­tive for the killing, and fam­ily mem­bers at Scott’s court hear­ing Sun­day said they aren’t sure ei­ther why Scott would at­tack his fam­ily.

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