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Man who kidnapped 14-year-old in 2006 dies in prison
Vinson Filyaw had been serving 421 years for kidnapping Elizabeth Shoaf
Vinson Filyaw
Vinson Filyaw, who died in prison Monday at the age of 51, is brought to the Kershaw County Courthouse by Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Sept. 18, 2006, a day after being captured in connection with the 10-day-long abduction of then 14-year-old Elizabeth Shoaf from Lugoff. A year later, Filyaw pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a 421-year prison term. (C-I file photo)
The man responsible for an infamous kidnapping in Kershaw County nearly 15 years ago died in prison Monday. The Chronicle-Independent confirmed the death of Vinson Filyaw, 51, via a statement from the victim’s family.