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Sheriff: Brutal murder a 'death penalty case'
Nickolas Jermaine Miller
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said he has asked the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office to seek the death penalty against 23-year-old Nickolas Jermaine Miller of Jefferson. Kershaw County and Chesterfield County deputies arrested Miller Monday after he confessed to abducting and raping Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of Kershaw and then beating her to death with a baseball bat. “We are consulting with the solicitor, asking his office to proceed with a death penalty prosecution,” Matthews said.

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