Man Convicted Of Murdering Entire Family During Attempted Robbery

Kenneth Chisolm

After a four-day trial, a South Carolina jury sentenced Kenneth Chisolm to life in prison for the murders of Phillip Miller, 52, Lori Miller, 46, and their 13-year-old son, Vincent.

Jurors also convicted Chisolm on a charge of attempted murder of the Millers’ then 9-year-old granddaughter and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

The 9-year-old was wounded by Chisolm but was able to hide and live to tell police what had happened.

Prosecutors say Chisolm planned a robbery disguised as a drug deal but was caught trying to swindle Phillip Miller with fake cash and shot him and his family.

According to the testimony of getaway driver La Shay Aiken, 24, Chisolm was caught trying to trick Phillip Miller with fake cash and then shot Miller and his family.

Chisolm was mostly stoic throughout the trial. The only time he seemed affected was when Aiken cried while describing 13-year-old Vincent Miller running from his home toward her car with a hole in his chest and blood coming from his mouth.

Chisolm, at that moment, looked away from Aiken and began shaking his head.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Colleton County man sentenced for 2017 triple murder – Live 5 News WCSC
  2. Bond denied for Colleton County triple homicide suspect Kenneth Chisolm – ABC News 4
  3. Walterboro man charged with five counts of murder in two separate shootings – Charleston Post
  4. Kidnapping, robbery charges added to suspect in 3 killings – 57 WACH
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