Officials identify 4 beaten to death at SC home


MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) – Officials in South Carolina have released the names of four people who investigators think were beaten to death at a home over the weekend.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office told local media outlets Sunday that the victims were 72-year-old Joseph Manigault; 69-year-old Rose Manigault; 42-year-old Kenya Manigault and 15-year-old Faith Manigault. The official cause of death is pending for all four victims.

They were found dead in a home in Mount Pleasant late Saturday morning.

Twenty-two-year-old Lovequawn Matthew Shaire Scott is charged with four counts of murder. Scott declined to make an appearance before a Charleston County magistrate Sunday.

Relatives said the victims were the grandparents who raised Scott, an aunt and a cousin.

Investigators have not released a possible motive for the deaths.

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