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Abducted woman killed in county
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The victim, Beverly Hope Melton - photo by Courtesy Kershaw County Sheriff's Office
A 23-year-old Chesterfield County man is in jail, charged with abducting, raping and killing a 30-year-old Lancaster County woman in Kershaw County. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews identified the victim as Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of Kershaw. He said Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23, of Jefferson, allegedly abducted Melton from a location near the town of Jefferson in Chesterfield County after having harassed her at a convenience store early Monday afternoon.